I took these photos on the 30th November, but have not got around to writing this post. I still don’t have much time so will be super-brief.
Patio Border – I’ve cut nearly everything back, only the loosestrife is still in possession of all its limbs. The berberis has been hiding among the perennials since the spring, so we are getting some berry benefit for a while.
Sunny Border – I’ve cleared most of the fallen leaves and cut back anything too untidy. The whole border is looking rather shorn, but that’s winter for you.
Wisteria Border, incorporating Eye of Sauron – Well into its “brown phase”, for sure. I’ve removed the ricinus, cut back the canna and the persicaria, they were the main hold-outs from October.
Lilac Border – The plants I added have all faded away to nothing (just dormant, rather than permanently, I hope).
Shady Border – I’ve added a few things in here, moved one or two about. I hacked back the vinca which was beginning to get ideas above its station, and have planted a fern, a pheasant’s tail grass and a clematis montana. I plan to train the latter along the fence, letting it battle the jasmine.
Hibiscus Border – Bareness.
Front Garden – The annual climbers along the fence have all been cut back, as have most of the plants. All the tender annuals are disposed of. We await bulbs.
I’ll be back in a month or so with
more brownness another Border Patrol.
I think that at this time of year, some of us can identify with brevity. Even though it is a very busy season for pruning, transplanting and all the winter chores, there is less to show off.
All looking ship shape