Yesterday was another glorious sunny, warm day which I made the the most of by spending several hours pondering and pottering.
The last touches of colour provided by a few flowers have now finished and it’s virtually all shades of brown and green. Still of interest are some plants that I’ve left alone such as the collomia which flowered back in the early summer and the crocosmia leaves which have only just started to die back in the past week or so.
The gladioli, which will be featured in a forthcoming Plot A to Z post, came and went very quickly but the sword like leaves are still mostly green.
The brown teasels are always imposing at any time standing as high as they do. I like to see them when they’re covered with a dusting of snow! Goldfinches love them for the seeds but I’ve never seen any on them so that remains on my plot wildlife wish list.
One area that I’ve not touched is the wild patch where the log pile and one of the ponds are. I only tidy it up in the early spring once everything has died back and there are signs of new growth. The wooden headboard, which has recently replaced some metal meshing, won’t be so noticable once the paint fades and the foliage covers it.
This morning, so far, is a much more typical November day being rather dank and misty.
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