November 2017



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November harvesting schedule

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This diary is a summary of our garden activities. The links are to blog posts that often give more detail.

I have decided to keep the weekly format

1 - 5 November


Finished planting patio bulbs

Harvested all the sweet peppers.

Tidying up on the plot

Tidied chard

Cut back wild area

Emptied one compost bay and spread compost

Covered full compost bay

Pruned quince tree

Harvested first leeks and parsnip

First frost

Diminishing returns

Dangerous compost

First below zero (video)

6 - 12 November


Cut back magnolia

Finished sorting compost bays

More weeding and tidying on the plot

Frost cut down dahlias and kiwi

Acer leaves very red

Does this count as a harvest?

Watercress survives its first frost

Leaves are hanging on - just


13 - 19 November




Visited Clumber Park. Potteric Carr and Central Steam Gala

No plot visit

Still picking watercress

Picked three Golden Crown tomatoes from garden greenhouse.


A tale of two hostas plot video

I might have been a bit hasty (Clumber Park video)

Days out and night time photohraphy

A very tiny harvest

Watching the birdies at Clumber Park


20 - 26 November


No plot visits this week

Picked last Snackbite pepper

picked batch of parsley for freezing

Indoor hibiscus on flower

Crocuses in pot are showing through

Passionflower still flowering

Trees nearly bare

A few drops of rain

Mild one day, cold the next

A dilemma - hardy annuals

Last of our autumn colours

Coldest average this autumn




27 - 30 November


No plot visit

Frosty mornings and frozen bird bath

Bird feeders busy

A sprinkling of snow

Cold weather forecast

Winter's arrived



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