November 1st….and its Spectacularly Good


Dwarf Hosta

November 1st….and as we have not had any seasonal frosts as yet the Hosta is still in flower.

Nor is it alone, our Pin Head Chrysanthemums are also providing a colourful and welcome display


Pin Head Chrysanthemum

Even the Chives in the herb pot are sporting some splendid flower heads, true I should have removed these to help promote the herbs but at this time in the season I say ‘good luck’ to them and thanks for the added interest to the garden



But I also guess that this lone and tightly wrapped Rose head will not manage to open out into full blossom, warm as it is I fear it is not enough to coax the rose into full flower…..but you never know….


Rose (variety unknown)

The day had started with seasonal mist which just added to the charm of the woods even though the sun had yet to break through…..the joys of autumn.


Big Wood, Allestree

1st November

(C) David Oakes 2015