It is November, it isn’t cold but it’s been wet.
It is November sunny days have been few and far between.
It is November and Wales is now out of lockdown.
It is November and gardening is difficult in clay soils.
It is November and life becomes somewhat repetitious……
It’s nearly December…some good things to look forward to! Yay!
Walks have been limited to local trails and tracks but a visit to Aberglasney was a delight even if it did rain!
A short walk up Bishop Rudd’s Walk passing the stunning colours of the acer trees brings you to the new pergola with clematis planted around the base.
Walking from the top of the Garden passing planted woodland borders and following a rushing, bubbling stream, leads you through the Upper Walled Garden, to the Lower Walled Garden and then …..down to Pigeon House Woods…..a favourite…but then everything in Aberglasney is a favourite of mine!
Just a flavour of the colours in the wood enhanced by the splashy effect of the rain…all done on purpose…of course!
Time for coffee and a dry out! The cafe has moved to the mansion for more space during the covid restrictions. It’s all very welcoming.
Back home there’s colour and variety in the house plants
and colour and variety in the garden too…
Some years ago I bought a small shrub from Farmyard Nurseries – for about £5. This shrub is now a small tree and it’s my most treasured tree in the garden…it has variegated leaves, it’s evergreen, has flowers in the summer and red berries in the autumn and is alive with bees and insects through the spring and summer…it ticks all my boxes!! To top it all it’s so pretty all through the year!
Did I say…it’s a Photina Davidiana palette…I bought it as a birthday present to myself and choose it as it has David…in its name…the name of our son and palette…as I like art….now that’s as good a reason as any to buy a plant! I love it!
Watching the birds helps to pass the time!
Surprisingly the first hellebores are showing their buds…so not only do we have the excitement of a vaccine to look forward to, there’s also Christmas (maybe just the two of us…but we are still talking so that’s not too bad!) and now the promise of hellebores…things are definitely looking up!
Thank you for reading.