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Lyn and Malcolms Garden Blog
November 2010

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November 29th
Not a lot to show now in the garden, after a week of frosts which have come very early this year. The lowest so far has been minus 4c, but tonight we could go much lower. Cold weather is set to stay for at least a couple of weeks before it gets a bit milder.

November 14th
As it was raining for most of the day, I decided to repot the lilies we have in pots. We do this every year at about this time.
There are two reasons we do this, firstly to replace the spent soil in the pots and secondly, to make sure we don't overwinter any Vine weevil maggots, if we do, then the maggots will have eaten all the roots off the lily bulbs and possibly the bulbs as well by the spring.
I have included a picture of Crocus Sativus which flowered in late October. I had forgotten to post here about it. This was the first time we have had flowers since planting two years ago. Unfortunately the flowers don't last long in heavy rain.
This is the Crocus that Saffron is derived from.




November 6th
We attended a lecture organized by the British Clematis Society (BCS), at Sir Harold Hilliers Gardens near Romsey Hampshire today.
During the interval for lunch we were able to take a walk around the gardens, this was an ideal time as the sun was shining between a few light showers. Although most of the trees had dropped their leaves, we were still able to find some good autumn colour.