A Garden Post
I have duplicated some pieces of this post on two other gardening related blogs I maintain, so humour me and trust me when I say it’s not a senior moment!http://rainbowallotmentblogger.blogspot.com
We can’t really complain about November this year as the weather has been quite kind.
Thomas Hood’s poem comes to mind; here is the last verse ....No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member--
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
I’ve tidied my garden in a wildlife friendly way and planted up a few more tulips. Being able to see the bare bones of the plot gets me thinking creatively about my projects for next season. I should carry a notebook and pencil in my pocket as these are usually forgotten by the time the session is finished!The leaves seem to have remained until later in the month compared to last year and I enjoyed a visit RHS Harlow Carr.
|Temple Newsam House|
On the way back, as the sun was still shining, I couldn’t pass the Canal Gardens at Roundhay Park without a peak in.
The allotment where I am a volunteer has also slowed down, so I will be spending more time in the parks. The afternoons are very short at the moment but we are only three weeks away from the shortest day.
|Broad Beans Aquadulce Claudia|
The upside is that, theoretically, there should be more time for writing.