The garden at Langdale has been a riot of colour over the autumn. The view over the Rosemoor and Hot Borders towards the Productive Garden has given us enormous enjoyment (left). Of particular note in that image is the Leucadendron argenteum (silver-leaved protea) from South Africa, now growing into a sizeable tree. Grown in a pot, we over-winter it in frost free conditions. The Hot Border will continue until the first frosts; the seed heads and bleached grasses in the Rosemoor Border will give us interest over the winter until we cut them down ready for the new growth in spring.
We only completed the building of the Salvage Border in June, and have been planting it up since then although there is still much of that to do. So no-one is more surprised than us at how it has filled out so quickly, salvias and grasses in the raised bed in front of the platform (right).
Readying the garden for winter is a busy time as we roll on towards the end of another year at Langdale.