November 1, 2010
GARDEN BLOGGERS' MUSE DAY
"If it is true that one of the greatest pleasures of gardening lies in looking forward, then the planning of next year's beds and borders must be one of the most agreeable occupations in the gardener's calendar. This should make October and November particularly pleasant months, for then we may begin to clear our borders, to cut down those sodden and untidy stalks, to dig up and increase our plants, and to move them to other positions where they will show up to greater effect. People who are not gardeners always say that the bare beds of winter are uninteresting; gardeners know better, and take even a certain pleasure in the neatness of the newly dug, bare, brown earth."
- Vita Sackville-West
November is not an idle month in the garden - cutting down the "sodden and untidy stalks ", dividing and transplanting overgrown perennials, mulching, weeding , planting bulbs , moving plants indoors and of course, the best part as Vita said is planning next years beds and borders.