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Lyn and Malcolms Garden Blog
November 2012

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November 30th
November continued to be very wet, and really there was nothing much to report on the garden.
Seeds have been ordered ready for raising sometime in January, as most years we say we will cut down on the number of plants to grow from seed.
Hopefully we have done that this year.


November 5th

I have not had much to show on my picture blog recently, the weather has not helped, lots more rain and three frosts in October (only one last year).
Yesterday we had a good cut down of most of Lyn's herbaceous plants, we don't cut them right down to the soil yet, just about halfway, this helps protect them from the frosts.
All the tender plants that where in my garden are now under protection in the conservatory, greenhouse, the giraffe house and other temporary structures we put up.
As we didn't have much of a Summer or Autumn weather wise, I reckon we may be in for a cold winter. The sea would not have warmed up so much and neither would the ground.
I am not a weather forecaster so I could be wrong, mind you weather forecasters can get it wrong too.

I have now entered the dates of our open days for 2013 on our home page of this website, and don't forget we also accept by appointment requests from private groups that would like to visit our garden between the end of June and the beginning of September. I am looking forward to next years gardening, more than before, as I shall be retired from paid work at the end of May 2013. Much to Lyn's delight  !!!!!

So a few pictures to cheer us up. These plants are some of the ones we didn't cut down.

Salvia involucrata 'Bethellii' 


Nerine 'Crispa' 


A late Echinacea


Helenium 'Sahins Early Flowerer' has had flower on since July


Chrysanthemum 'Mrs Jessie Cooper 2' 


Salvia 'Confertiflora' 


Crocus sativus