My Garden in November

honeywort  Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens

Honeywort Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens


We are definitely at the end of the flowering season in my garden.  It’s all looking a bit tatty and floppy.  There has not been a frost yet, but plenty of rain has fallen, so today there are photos speckled full of those dewy drops.

The flowering season seems also to be a bit topsy turvey.  I have a Michaelmas daisy, which is still in tight bud.  My Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens  (Common name honeywort) have self-seeded from last year as I had hoped.  However they germinated so late that they are only just coming into their own.


pink rose

peach rose


My roses are putting on a final show.  It’s certainly been a good year for them.


Rudbeckia in autumn

 The Rudbeckia is one of my favourite late flowerers.  All their yellow petals have now disappeared, but the dark cones provide a beautiful structures and I shall leave them standing in the garden for as long as possible.

raindrops on day lilies


On my walk around the garden these raindrops on day lilies caught my eye.


pyracantha berries

The pyracantha berries have now ripened from last month and are ready waiitng to provide a tasty meal.

agapanthus seed heads

The seedheads of the agapanthus are looking rather stately, again I will let them stay in the garden throughout the winter.

When I look back at my blog this time last year I featured Lavatera as a family friendly shrub, which was very long flowering and still blooming in November.  Not this year though, by September my lovely shrub was well past its best.  What a difference a year makes.

Posting regularly about the garden is such a great opportunity to record and share how it is growing and comparing progress over time.  I am so enjoying my garden diary.

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18 Responses to My Garden in November

  1. The Reading Residence November 7, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    It is odd how everything is flowering this season. You’ve still lots of gorgeous colours out there, and those agapanthus seedheads do look lovely.

  2. Sarah MumofThree World November 7, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    What beautiful photos. As someone who is a bit rubbish at gardening, I didn’t know you could get flowers so late in the year.

  3. Charmaine @ littlenestbox November 7, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    what lovely photos… you clearly still have so much colour and texture in your garden. those roses are beautiful! x

  4. Gemma Garner November 7, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Love the pyracantha berries. I was thinking about getting a pyracantha for the back garden because I like the colourful berries and I read that the birds really like them too. Great photos!

  5. Claudia November 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    you still have some beautiful spring/summer colors lingering around. love the shot of the berries

  6. Mammasaurus November 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    Just stunning shots – those roses especially caught my eye. I always go away from your posts feeling like I’ve learnt some more proper names which makes me enjoy it all the more. Those Rudbeckia black cones are really striking – I can see why you want to keep them for as long as you can!

    Thanks ever so much for joining in again – have a lovely weekend ahead x

  7. Stephanie November 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    So pretty! We just bought and moved onto a gorgeous property and I can’t wait to plant English Roses next season!

  8. Sara (@mumturnedmom) November 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    How lovely to still have some splashes of colour – the roses look beautiful :)

  9. 76 sunflowers November 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    Ah, rudbeckia! I photographed them too but had no idea of their name! I love how you are keeping a photo record of your garden :)

  10. Sam @happyhomebird November 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    You have some good colour and structure in your garden, mine looks a bit bleak. Love the rudbekia cones – very pretty. I love blogging for the very reason that it’s such a good memory maker, I love looking back at my garden posts. Sam x

  11. Aedín November 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Beautiful photos!Puts my garden to shame!

    • Lynda November 10, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

      Thank you and thanks for stopping by

  12. Jane Scorer November 10, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Wow, fancy having Cerinthe so late in the season … enjoy before those frosts get them !

    • Lynda November 10, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

      Doesn’t feel quite right. I’m sure this one won’t have a chance to self seed.. No frost yet in Dorset. Thanks for stopping by

  13. Rachel Cotterill ( November 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    You’ve got some beautiful autumn blooms! My garden is all fallen apples and muddy paths and autumn leaves at the moment.

    • Lynda November 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

      Have picked all our apples and cleared up all the faller. They are unfortuneately in a heap in the kitchen going bad. I’m not good at peeling apples.

  14. My Life As A Mummy November 13, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    I really envy your garden. Such beautiful flowers and lovely that they are still flowering so late in the year!

    Thank you for linking up with the Weekend Blog Hop

    Laura x x x

  15. ricki November 18, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    The rain sets everything asparkle.