We’re approaching the time of year in the November Perthshire garden when frosty chillier mornings are much more frequent. The last of the flowers are fading and the foliage is gently falling. From a distance the garden looks as if it has finally fallen asleep. But nestled close to the ground fresh new lenten rose buds
have appeared. While the first of the Witch hazel | Hamamelis
flowers have started to uncurl their little ribbons. For the rest of the garden all changes when the November sunlight bathes the remaining autumn flowers
with it’s golden rays.
The sedums look their best these days when bathed in that morning light.
|Sedum telephium ‘ Purple Emperor’|
|Sedum spectabile ‘Autumn Joy’|
|and Sedum ‘Red Carpet’|
The little Mexican Fleabane daisy is still as floriferous as ever!
Roses still have buds though I’m unsure if they’ll ever open.
|Red Rose carpet standard|
The very last Helenium flower glows in the sunshine. While the Rudbeckia flowers are ageing ever so gracefully along with the purple Verbena.
|Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’ in the November Perthshire garden|
Fruits of the Season
There are lovely clusters of red berries from the Pyracantha and Berberis shrubs. Candy pink fruits on the Rowan tree and little red crab apples on the Malus tree. Elderberries hang on the Sambucus shrub and clusters of purple jewel berries on the Callicarpa.
|Pyracantha ‘Saphyr Rouge’ (Cadrou)|
|Berberis ‘Helmond Pillar’ in the November Perthshire garden|
|Red Crab apples on Malus ‘Profusion’|
|Sambucus ‘Black Lace’ | Elderberry in the November Perthshire garden|
The silver birch tree that has given such a beautiful bokeh in many of the photos today is ‘borrowed’ as it’s my neighbours tree which over hangs into our garden.
|Betula pendula Silver Birch catkins|
Finally here’s a little glimpse of a small part of the garden from yesterday afternoon. The sun disappears from the garden by 2.00pm at this time of year.
The November Perthshire Garden
| photo taken 14th November 2013|
Most of the evergreens are in the front garden which I rarely show on the blog. Raking up leaves is the main job for me this weekend along with storing the garden furniture as snow is forecast for next week.
Here’s what the garden looked like last year – What’s in Bloom in November for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.