Its not all about the garden.
Kev and Anthony "Rocking the Shambles"Winter and wet it may be, but only now are some shrubs and trees changing colour and shedding leaves. Persimmon, Lagerstroemia spp, Toona ciliata, Acer spp, are wintering finally and Hibiscus syriacus are already bare.
Kyleigh has done a great deal of work in and under our border hedges and we have had a guy come and actually remove truckloads of green waste.
Into our North West corner long sheets of metal roofing and star pickets have been used to make large formal mulching bays in place of the heaps around the place. The underplanting of the "rainforest corner" in this space continues with the addition of more Deiffenbachia spp, Anthurium cv. ferns including Adiantum spp and 'Kangaroo fern'. There is much to do to use up lengths of old hardwood, fence palings and other jetsum perhaps to make a fence.
Today we added Lilium lancifolium bulbs, and planted Dianthus sp. The hundreds of cuttings of perennials , shrubs and repotted bulbs and rhizomes are establishing well. The five tiny Weigela florida variegata I bought have been potted on until spring and are doing well.
Always lots to do.