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November Gardening

by greenrabbitdesigns

I can’t believe we are the end of another week, where on earth do they go to!!! I managed to get out for a look around the garden this morning for the first time this week, as it has been another dull, damp and dismal one. There is still amazingly a bit of colour out there!!

I still have some cosmos in bloom and there are many little buds on the plants but I doubt if they’ll make it to flowers at this late stage of the year.

This geranium is flowering it’s little heart out, it has however been moved inside the greenhouse now to protect it from the weather. Although we haven’t yet had any frosts worth talking about! Our November weather really has been damp and strangely mild at times.

I had a bit of fortune this week when I received an email from the lovely Jooles of Sew Sweet Violet to tell me I had won her generous giveaway of Sarah Raven narcissi bulbs. The bulbs arrived during the week, 45 in all, with three different varieties. Thank you so much Jooles and Sarah Raven.

Now all I need is a sunny day to get out into the garden and get them all planted. I also have some more tidying to do as some bedding now needs removed and other plants need cut back. It’s not easy gardening in November!!!

I have spent the time when I could have been in the garden this week doing a bit of knitting and crocheting …….

I finished the little bag I showed you in my last post and ……….

I also made another little cardigan for a new bunny that is in the making at the moment.

So not completely unproductive but I do miss the time spent in the garden, fingers crossed for better gardening weather next week.

Thanks as always for dropping by and have a lovely weekend! 🙂

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19 comments

Amanda November 16, 2012 - 9:19 pm

It’s so cold here, all that is around is berries on bushes – if the birds haven’t gotten to them yet. Can’t wait to plan out some gardening for spring. Lucky you to win that giveaway, Congrats!

Marigold Jam November 16, 2012 - 9:25 pm

Cold and dismal here today – I spoke with friends in France where they were enjoying sunshine and sitting outside with their cups of tea – Grrr! Love your knitting projects and how lovely to find some flowers still in bloom too. I think the nasturtiums will be done for soon but I did see a few primroses in bloom a day or so back – can spring be far behind!

Jane November 16, 2012 - 10:05 pm

November has indeed been quite mild Vivienne, lovely to see your pretty flowers in the garden. What a great bulb win, you may be able to get them in the ground tomorrow but Sunday looks quite cold. Always lovely to see you latest knits and good to hear there are bunnies in the making :0) Have a lovely weekend,
Jane x

Robin November 16, 2012 - 10:39 pm

Hi Vivienne, Flowers so nice to see, I love your cosmos. One of my favorite old fashion flowers and so easy to grow and reseed. My geranium is inside and blooming away but we have had lots of frost, I got it in by luck a few weeks ago. Love the little bunny sweater, can’t wait to see it come to life.
Have a great weekend, hope you get some sun.
xoRobin❤

Ann November 17, 2012 - 8:34 am

Hello Vivienne, I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying reading all your blogs. Lovely photos and your knitting and crochet is beautiful. ♥~✿~♥

Kate November 17, 2012 - 11:52 am

Those pastel flowers look so delicate and spring like, it’s hard to imagine them being hardy enough for November. An such a lovely bag and darling little cardi. Looking forward to seeing the latest bun.
Happy weekend Vivienne, xox

rein November 17, 2012 - 4:15 pm

wonderful knitting and crochet projects!

Helen Philipps November 18, 2012 - 10:38 am

Lovely flowers, and what a wonderful giveaway win from Jooles! You will have special Sarah Raven bulbs flowering next spring…how lovely! Your little blue knitted bag is just amazing!
Hope the sun is out and you enjoy some gardening this weekend.
Helen x

julie November 18, 2012 - 11:06 am

I have been thinking along the same lines a lot recently – just where is the time going to at such a pace? Looks like you have been putting it to good use though Vivienne – your bag is beautiful and the little cardy so sweet x

Margaret November 18, 2012 - 5:03 pm

Your garden is still a picture Vivienne. Your flowers are so lovely.
The bag you knitted is gorgeous and of course I’m looking forward to seeing the owner of that dear little cardigan.

knitsofacto November 18, 2012 - 11:02 pm

Ooh, congrats on that win, I can’t think of a better garden for those bulbs! And you still have so much flowering!!

The bunny sweater is just too cute 🙂

Karen November 19, 2012 - 10:10 am

Your garden and knitting both look lovely! My geraniums sadly did not survive the few frosts we’ve had, I desp. need a green house! (Santa, are you listening?!!) xo K.

jooles November 19, 2012 - 12:09 pm

hello :o)
your garden is looking much more colourful than mine! what a brave little cosmos.
and what a gorgeous bag, i’d say that was time very well spent
So glad you received your bulbs ….. happy planting!
love jooles x

P.S thank you for adding a link to my new giveaway xxx good luck

Anne November 19, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Happy planting and creating, Vivienne. I can’t believe November is almost over.

Anne
PC22

simone November 19, 2012 - 3:55 pm

I have some bulbs just waiting to be planted up but I can’t face it at the moment! Lovely knitting and fancy stitches. The little cardi looks so soft. Do you make human sized ones?!!! x

Susan November 19, 2012 - 6:57 pm

Hello Vivienne…You always manage to find so much loveliness in your garden no matter what the time of year…..I love the first pic especially…it’s so very pretty!
Your latest bag is so beautiful….gorgeous colourwork and those little cardigans are so sweet!
Congratulations on your Giveaway win…I think they went to the perfect person…more loveliness in your garden to look forward to!
Happy New Week,
Susan x

maggie November 20, 2012 - 11:44 am

How wonderful, bright and alive your garden is! How lovely to look out upon it – thanks for sharing. Maggie

Planet Penny November 20, 2012 - 5:46 pm

I’ve been drooling my way through the Sarah Raven catalogue, but it never translates to my garden. Love the knitting especially the bunny jacket!

Mia November 20, 2012 - 7:38 pm

What a lovely post, full of hope and spring-is-almost-there-vibes 🙂 Was it January 1st that spring actually started in your calendar…Around there? Beautiful flowers, I can’t believe all the colors you still have in your garden…It’s pure gray here.

Happy week, dear friend!

Yours
Mia

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