Autumn has undoubtedly arrived
Well, there’s no mistaking that Autumn has well and truly arrived.
The temperature has started to drop, the trees are turning a beautiful shade of russet brown and pumpkins and gourds are being carved in preparation for Halloween.
I do love the change of the seasons; it means that we’ve started to cook heartier dishes like cottage pie and casseroles; I can’t wait.
We’ve recently returned from a three-week trip to Spain, so the garden has been slightly neglected.
Although I was so pleased to see that some of our dahlias were still flowering, it brought a smile to my face.
What we’ve been up to in OctoberIn the garden and on the website
As I mentioned, we’ve been away for a few weeks, so we’ve been quite busy on our sister website, Our World for You.
However, we’ve managed to fill our large garden waste bin in the last few weeks, so plenty of maintenance is still ongoing. Since our return, I’ve cut the grass, but it’s crying out for another haircut.
My softwood cuttings are doing well in the cold frame, and I’ve potted on the last few ready for nurturing them over winter.
I’ve also purchased some spring flowering bulbs; we had a few alliums last year, and I loved them. Structurally, they looked wonderful, and they kept their blooms for ages.
So, I’ve ordered different varieties of alliums, including ‘Purple Sensation’, ‘Mont Blanc’, ‘Azureum’ and ‘Haarlem Superglobe’. We purchase our bulbs from J. Parker’s, which has a vast choice of and regularly has special offers.
And, of course, we ordered a few more daffodils for our cottage garden bed.
Achievements for OctoberLet’s keep ticking those boxes
October has been a relatively quiet month; however, we have managed to tick a few things off the list. Although there is always more to be added.
One particular job that I was pleased Gary and I managed to achieve was to clear out our overgrown front garden bed. The lavender had become quite unruly, and we also had to remove the last of the Buxus as they had been killed by Box blight.
I now need to decide which plants I’m going to choose to fill the two front garden beds. Do you have any ideas? I would like low-maintenance plants with a formal structure and evergreen if possible.
Lessons learnt & mistakes madeYou live and learn
Our plans for the coming monthWhat’s on your to-do list?
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