It’s the end of the month…

and the only plotting I did during last week was on Wednesday morning when it was sunny and warm.


I pruned the red valerian (Centranthus ruber) that had flowered well all summer and was pleased to see new growth.






The teasels (Dipsacus fullonum) have self-seeded and there are new plants growing but a couple of budding flowers have already appeared now rather than next summer!  They’re only a foot or so high rather than the more usual six feet.  Obviously it’s another plant that the weather has confused.





I clearly missed lifting a couple of the first early potatoes Red Duke of York as foliage has appeared.  I’ll leave it be and see if I get any potatoes, although it’s unlikely as frost is more likely to kill the foliage before the tubers have a chance to develop.




It has turned noticeably cooler over the weekend with night-time temperatures just a few degrees above zero but the forecast for the coming week is reasonable, and mainly dry, so I hope to plant the tulip bulbs.

Have a good week!


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16 Responses to It’s the end of the month…

  1. Jo says:

    Ooooh, get that potato foliage covered in fleece, who knows, you might have home grown potatoes on your Christmas dinner.

  2. Linda Penney says:

    Awesome update thank you for sharing have a blessed weekend

  3. Those are confused teasels! still the gold finches will thank you for them in the depth of winter ❄️ xx

  4. Liz says:

    It’s been chilly here (in Kentucky). A cold front with much needed rain came through last Monday and since then we’ve been in the 30sF and hardly in the 60sF during the day. Perhaps an Indian Summer is in the offing there and here?

  5. menhir1 says:

    There is a lot of plant confusion. I still have a few vigorous flowering ones. Interestingly, the leaves on the young bushes are doing what I would expect them to do… discolour,wither and fall off. The weather has been very rough here since Thursday and today is exceptionally cold, Arctic cold. It’s nature’s emphasis, it’s GMT!

  6. CJ says:

    Definitely chilly here this evening with no clouds in the sky. The season has well and truly turned now, I’ve not done much gardening either this week. CJ xx

  7. Chloris says:

    It’s definitely getting chillier. More frost tonight I think.

  8. snowbird says:

    Teasel budding? Goodness! I have some confused plants too, the weather doesn’t seem to know what it’s doing. It’s still mild here, but wet and

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