Garden moodboard: November

It’s been something of a frantic November, so far, with the excitement / stress of packing all the boxes in time for the builders to arrive. But yesterday I managed to grab a few minutes to go out into the garden for my November moodboard photos.

November garden moodboard
Just a few things to show you, this month

It was a gloriously sunny Autumn day, here in London, so I took my white card outside and photographed these leaves and berries in the dappled sunlight. Such autumnal colours!

The acer has changed leaf colour even since I photographed it last week, its stems and the tips of its leaves a really bright red now. I adore this lovely plant.

Acer leaves
There’s something terribly sweet about the way they’re holding hands (stems)

The rosehips are from the front garden, from next door’s rose that I constantly claim as my own. I’m not sure how good they’d be cooked, since they’re not a dog rose or a rosa rugosa, which I have read taste the nicest, but I’m tempted to make some up into some cordial just to try it out…

Whether or not they taste good, they look blooming pretty

The beautiful pink-tinged leaves are from one of my much-maligned azaleas. We removed 10 and still have about four dotted around the place. I’ve got no idea whether the ones that are left in the beds are the nicer ones, or not, so it’ll be interesting to what flower colours we have next Summer. The leaves, unquestionably, are stunning at this time of year.

Azalea leaf
Dear azalea, I apologise for my previous rudeness about your gaudy flowers, because you make a gorgeous Autumnal leaf for sure…
Azalea leaves
The whole spectrum of autumnal colours

Then, I was scratching around searching and searching for something else attractive to photograph, when I wandered into the greenhouse and discovered, rather to my surprise, that there were still tomatoes on my tomato plants. These are seriously over-ripe and past eating, but goodness they have gone a fabulous red colour…

The last of this year’s tomatoes

Finally, a couple of “behind the scenes” photos for you. This was my little set up, with the kitchen chair dragged out onto the lawn, to get my photos this month. I thought the whole thing looked rather bucolic:

Garden moodboard November
Gasp! The Wizard of Oz is revealed…

And this next one isn’t “behind the scenes” so much as “opposite the scenes” — a view of the trees in the street opposite where I live. They change colours for the Autumn in the most wonderful way, starting at the top and then spreading down towards the trunk. If I draw the curtains in the morning, I can see them from my bed, which is always a cheering start to the day if the sun is out.

Autumn trees
Traffic light trees

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  • Oooh, if you’re keen on a garden moodboard, I’ve a whole host of others for you to admire. Check out May, June, July, August or October. (Really wishing I hadn’t missed September now, that list looks stoopid.)

7 thoughts on “Garden moodboard: November

  1. I love the idea of making a garden moodboard 🙂 I’m adding an Acer to my garden wishlist because of the colour, there aren’t many plants like it. Those ‘traffic light’ trees are great!

    1. They are great, aren’t they? And weirdly, the day after blogging about them, I learnt what they were in my horticulture course: Liquidambar styraciflua. Definitely more of a mouthful than “traffic light tree”!

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