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*