One of the pleasures of November garden

Ednovean Farm's garden in November - garden diaryI think it is one of the pleasures of this time of year is to stroll about the garden without thinking too much about the work there is to be done just enjoying the gentle, velvety soft colours of autumn at Ednovean.

I can still plan though and delight in the new bulbs and Echiums that are starting to show – little promises of a season beyond the winter days to come, that I hope in turn will bring pleasure to our spring Bed and Breakfast guests.


Inspiring skies and golden light – the November gift to the garden


Lawn and urn - golden autumn garden November


This autumn has produced some inspiring skies and remarkable golden light as in the wind have tumbled and tossed the autumn leaves and stirred the grasses.


Urn glimpsed through pal trunks - November garden Ednovean Farm


The changing face of autumn in the garden has brought some dramatic  moments as occasional shafts of impossibly bright sunlight flashed into darker corners of the borders to dance with the shadows

Dramatic November sky over Mediterranean style courtyard and fountain - Ednovean Farm

The life of the garden

Red sunset sky beyond a garden view to St Michael's Mount - garden dreams


Our garden is always home to projects that are still up and coming, scruffy bits and good bits that are all part of the garden’s life i tell myself along with a good dash of Garden dreams.

Garden dreams

Established Pampass and palms and new borders

Take the South walk for instance alive with Daffodils in the spring but something of an after though for the rest of the year although bordered by lovely views across our fields to Perranuthnoe and out over Mounts bay. Three stately Phormium already give this part of the garden a wonderful rhythm and the old slightly twisted granite gatepost is a dramatic focal point at the end. So the Italian Garden hedge has been cut back on the upper generously curving terrace and each day Danni’s Miscanthus bedding has been piled inside the lower curved ready to form new borders to flank the path our guest already love. We’ve bought some tiny pots of Russian Sage now potted on and growing on in the shelter of the courtyards for the winter. This fabulous plant choice was inspired by our visit to Bonython Gardens in the autumn where the cobalt blue spires glowed in the autumn light and later through the winter the white stems will bring a soft radiance to that part of the garden.


Some impression of November in our garden

Goodby to the autumn and forward into winter for the garden

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my November garden diary as I share my plans and love of the golden light of this autumn with you. With December the first meteorological day of winter is fast approaching – I wonder what next month will bring us?


About Christine Taylor

Christine has written a weekly blog about life at Ednovean Farm and interesting places to visit in West Cornwall for over ten years now, concentrating on those off the beaten track places that only the locals find. Charles and Christine Taylor have hosted Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Ednovean Farm Nr Penzance in West Cornwall since 1991 and live there with three cats and five horses, including a Spanish Stallion called Danni. Ednovean Farm has been awarded AA five star gold for Bed and breakfast and is included in The Michelin Guide and The Alastair Sawday Guide . The Farmhouse and gardens has been featured in BBC Homes and Antiques, Homes and Gardens. Period Living and 25 Beautiful Homes as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location.

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