As October turns to November the garden is full of leaves and beech nuts, the light is Autumnal and the weather is very mild for the time of year. It is a great time to be working in the garden.
These first few photos were taken in the middle of the October.
Over the next few weeks those last leaves fell.
So now the garden is looking bare with even more leaves on the ground.
This year we have had more nuts that we have seen in the previous twenty five years!
The long border is beginning to look bare, but you can see the lovely colour of the copper beech leaves at the back of the garden.
The plum tree is losing its leaves, but there are still some flowers on the Gaillardia , the Rubdbeckia , and the Erysimum. These have all been flowering for months.
Moving down the border the silver foliage of Helychrisum Icicles is doing well after nearly disappearing in the cold winter of 2012.
And further round one stem of the Lobelia Cardinale makes a last stand.
There are some flowers that have not stopped performing since the spring,
And others that had a rest but are now having final flurry before winter.
Some plants are just coming into flower for the first time this year.
Elsewhere in the garden there are more beautiful colours.
The Persicaria Darjeeling Red lives up to its name
The cotinus leaves are turning bright red as if they are shining in the sunlight.
And a little cutting of a Chinese Virginia creeper has stunning new growth.
The garden still provides food to the wildlife:
Birds. . .
Meanwhile not to be outdone by Jenny of Duver Diaries-we also have a strawberry in November! Only a little Alpine one, but a strawberry none the less.