Our Garden – November 2006

It seems that we have just experienced the warmest November since the 18th century. For most of the month we were blessed with temperatures in double figures (including night time). On a couple of days frost was predicted but failed to arrive. Our garden continued to put on a display and even at the end of the month many plants that would have succumbed to a frost, such as dahlias, roses and hollyhocks, were still looking good. Another phenomenon was that many spring flowers were starting to make an appearance so we were able to take photographs of primroses and ceanothus. We also had a bumper crop of raspberries and in the last week of November picked over 2 kilograms of these delicious fruits.