The garden in November

We have had so much heavy rain recently, I have not been able to post a little garden update for a while! The garden in November is not a spectacularly pretty one. Everything is wet, bare and

 rotted on the ground, branches have been picked clean and everything is tangled in bracken and brambles. Here the runner beans are done and due for picking, while we must be vigilant in protecting our purple sprouting broccoli from hungry caterpillars! Deer have come foraging for food and often like to trim the leaves from the bean plants once they come over the wall.

Parsley and rosemary herbs are still growing and in the orchard the ground is peppered with the last windfalls: slippery, round and rotting in the grass. Everything is adjusting to the icy temperatures that are sliding further down the scale each evening. I wonder if one morning we will awake to little heaps of snow. It is the time for mushrooms and fungi, who thrive in the damp climate: they like to grow in small numbers amongst the grass and in the log piles. True to the nature of the season, it did indeed start to rain heavily after taking these pictures!

I love this picture of a little fungi popping it’s head out of its home to say hello!

What is your garden doing this time of year? Do you live in a hot, tropical climate? *so lucky*



  1. Beauty Unearthly
    November 17, 2015 / 5:50 pm

    Really interesting…thx for sharing!

    • elizabeth
      November 21, 2015 / 12:00 pm

      Thanks so much Beauty! 😀 xx

  2. DontBurstMyBubble
    November 17, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    This was a really nice post ! I love runner beans, It always makes me happy when they're in season so my granddad gets them fresh out of his garden for sunday lunch hehe 🙂

    Lots of love, Marianne xxx

    • elizabeth
      November 21, 2015 / 12:01 pm

      Thanks so much Marianne!! Oooh lovely, I love having them for tea too, it's the best having them fresh out of the garden 😀 xxx

  3. Doctor Anne
    November 17, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    I only have some plants on my balcony and they are all gone by now.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • elizabeth
      November 21, 2015 / 12:02 pm

      Aw no! Try growing some herbs, they're pretty hardy so don't require much maintenance, grow through the winter and you can add them to your cooking! 😀 xx

  4. carolina ag
    November 17, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    LOVE THE PHOTOS! cute blog. follow on GFC?

    • elizabeth
      November 21, 2015 / 12:02 pm

      Thanks so much Carolina! I'm coming to visit you! 😀 xx

  5. Unknown
    November 17, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    I live way in the nether regions of the US — very close to Canada.
    This time last year we had 16 inches of snow on the ground (which isn't unusual for our winters.)
    But this year it's been unseasonably warm — we have no snow on the ground and it's been raining constantly! I can't imagine how much snow we would have right now if it were a little colder.
    Despite the (mostly) lifeless garden, your photos are still lovely 🙂

    A Northern Light

    • elizabeth
      November 21, 2015 / 12:05 pm

      Wow, that must be lovely usually! We only get a slight dusting at most, but I guess it is good for the plants in a way. We don't really get high extremes of weather, just the boring type xD Hehe that sounds that ours, only it isn't comfortable warm! Thank you Alex! 😀 xx

  6. Elisha Searl
    November 17, 2015 / 10:52 pm

    Lovely photos and a beautiful blog.
    Elisha x

    • elizabeth
      November 21, 2015 / 12:06 pm

      Thanks so much Elisha! 😀 xx

  7. Unknown
    November 17, 2015 / 10:58 pm

    It's been quite rainy here lately also. I live in Bermuda,and although at the moment is still quite warm, it will get colder and damper….sigh. I long for the summer months. Your photos of you garden a beautiful…even in the rain.

    Keisha xo
    The Chrysalis Gal

    • elizabeth
      November 21, 2015 / 12:08 pm

      Hi Keisha! Oh same, I love the spring and summer, especially that feeling when everywhere is getting lighter, warmer and blooming! 😀 thanks so much, a rainy spring garden is the nicest weather… ahhh I'm having sun withdrawal symptoms also xD xx

  8. Rosanna
    November 18, 2015 / 8:10 am

    Stunning pictures, what a lovely place!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

    • elizabeth
      November 21, 2015 / 12:08 pm

      Thank you so much Rosanna! I hope you do too! 😀 xx

  9. Elegant-e
    November 18, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    Interesting post, have a good day

    • elizabeth
      November 21, 2015 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks so much Diana, I hope you do! 😀 xx

  10. B
    November 19, 2015 / 1:29 am

    Perfect Wednesday night pick me up read! Xx

    Chloe Love Story Perfume Review

    • elizabeth
      November 21, 2015 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks so much Talisa, I've got to read your Chloe Perfume review!! 😀 xx

  11. NatiDí
    November 19, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    I am convinced you live in a magical enchanted forest filled with beautiful things!
    Ohdearmilk ✧・゜*

    • elizabeth
      November 21, 2015 / 12:10 pm

      Awwww thank you so much Rari! That's the sweetest!! 😀 xx

  12. Carina Vardie
    November 20, 2015 / 12:10 pm

    Great post! I would love to have a herb garden!

    Wanna follow each other?

    • elizabeth
      November 21, 2015 / 12:12 pm

      Hi Carina, aww thank you! You can always share mine – and of course, I will be right over! 😀 xx

  13. Unknown
    November 26, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    If I could sum up my vision for my wedding in a photo it would be one of these – such perfect woodland beauty! Your photos are inspiring I want to come and sit in your garden 🙂 – Amy x

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