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The good and bad in November

The good and bad in November

We were two weeks in the U.K. and returned home to sunshine to find all was well with the garden. The broad beans had popped through while we were away. The courgettes had, not unexpectedly, finished but had left us three courgettes which went into some soup. The brussel sprouts are great.  You either love … Continue reading

Autumn arrives in yellow

Autumn arrives in yellow

A misty start to a cool morning but at least we have had six millimetres of rain. The early morning mist adds to the autumn feeling. But the sun burns through and lights up the Maple-leaved Ash.  I don’t have many red leaves in the garden in the autumn. My best autumn colours are yellow, … Continue reading

Persimmon Sorbet

Persimmon Sorbet

The persimmon fruit starts its life as very discrete white flower about the beginning of June. By the middle of November some are starting to ripen and being burst open by birds, and in 2015 being feasted on by the glut of Asian hornets (Vespa velutina). This poses a problem as the Persimmon ripen slowly … Continue reading

Getting used to November in the garden

Getting used to November in the garden

At this stage in the year it is usual to accept that winter has come.  I just want to know where autumn went to.  We did go back to the U.K. for a couple of weeks late in October, coming back early November.  We came back to sunshine and tales of summer-like temperatures whilst we … Continue reading

Autumn discoveries

Autumn discoveries

Some plants just seem to work harder than others.  My Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’ is full of flowers and these tiny flowers emit a heady perfume. I wish it could be near a door but it sits in the shade of the wall to the back of the front garden, its glossy leaves providing a year long … Continue reading

Last persimmons of the season

Last persimmons of the season

The fruits of my labour in the garden are an incentive whether they are a vase of flowers or new potatoes from the potager.  They also maintain a connection with the changing seasons. Today I noticed I was down to my last eight persimmons.  These amazing fruits ripen as winter is coming on and in … Continue reading