Fun in the garden

It’s all about colours, textures and taste …

In the garden, every month brings its own treasure trove of delights and I particularly like all the different berries you see in November. That, together with the bronze, gold, ruby and ochre-coloured leaves of course. What’s your favourite part? We’re lucky to get to see more of it as we’re out tidying and preparing your gardens for the winter season.

There are still some flowers to enjoy too, like roses, chrysanthemums and dahlias. When you’re next in your garden, have a think about how you’d like to see it look next year – we’ve a few ideas below. Enjoy!

Chris & all the Bushy team

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Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 41

Nature’s pantry

As well as being colourful, a fruiting hedge is helpful to wildlife during the colder months. For example, you could mix tasty morsels like hazel for its catkins and nuts, bramble, hawthorn or elder with roses.

Potager gardens to potter around

If you like the idea of a traditional kitchen garden including bright blooms, you could go for a Potager, which combines fruit and vegetable crops with herbs like coriander, lemon balm, parsley, mint – and flowers.

Try combinations of different textures and you could plant in separate beds or in segments of colour – like purple-sprouting broccoli and lavender, tomatoes and chillies with red tulips and poppies … although they won’t all bloom at the same time! Here are some ideas on gourmet crops to grow in your garden.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 41
Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 41
Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 41

Warm up for the festive season

How about combining a tour of the Silent Pool Distillery near Shere in Surrey with gin tasting and practice making a wreath – like this dried autumn flower willow wreath you can display on your front door? Book here.

Slow cooker smokey bonfire chorizo stew

If you didn’t see any fireworks this year, this is for you! We wanted something to warm us up and are loving this recipe where you can swap in garden produce and let the slow cooker do the work – from Good Housekeeping Institute! (Replace the potatoes with chunks of butternut squash for a lower-carb option).

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 41
Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 41

Bushy Beverage

We’re anticipating this month’s little treat – Beaujolais Nouveau, the red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It’s famously released on the third Thursday of November – the 18th November this year, so make sure you try some! From all good wine merchants.

Until next time!

Each season provides us with a canvas on which to bring your ideas for your garden to life, taking inspiration from nature. Have a look on our website for the kind of services we offer throughout the year.

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