• Mid-November Garden Update

    15th November 2009In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

    The greenhouse benches are filling up with autumn sown seedlings.

    These hippeastrum bulbs (also known as amaryllis) should sprout soon and flower around Christmas.


    Containers of miniature bulbs have been planted ready for spring.

    Freshly potted up, these auriculas will spend the winter in the coldframe.

    Rosehips festoon the garage wall – they remain this lovely amber colour.


    Leonotus leonurus has only just come in to flower but is worth the wait for its bright orange flowers.

    Leonotus Leonurus’

    On taking a closer look at the large mushroom growing in the garden I discovered the surrounding area was covered with small fungi.

    The nerines look particularly vibrant against the backdrop of an ivy clad wall.