Autumn has come roaring in
Autumn has arrived almost instantaneously; no sooner had we waved goodbye to August, and the cooler days have started to creep amongst us in the southeast of the UK.
However, on a positive note, the rain has also appeared, and our barren lawn has started to turn lush and green again. That means I have begun to make use of our new Flymo EasiStore lawnmower.
I’ve mentioned previously that we have had a new spikey friend wandering through our patio, and it’s been enjoying the water we’ve placed out for it. Well, we now have photographic evidence of the hedgehog after we invested in a VANBAR 4K Wi-Fi wildlife camera with night vision. We’ll also be using it to try and catch other wildlife in the garden as we have numerous birds visiting and a squirrel.
What we’ve been up to this monthIn the garden and on the website
Our tomato plants are slowly approaching the end of their fruiting season, but we have had a bumper crop and have been giving some away to the family too. Here’s an update on how our three varieties of tomato seeds came along.
Because our front garden lacks a little colour other than green, I decided that I would try and propagate some cutting from a couple of shrubs we have in the main garden. I had read that Salvia and Spiraea could be grown from soft cuttings, with a little help from some natural rooting powder.
I have now potted my new little saplings into individual pots, and I’m very proud of myself; they look very healthy. I just now need to nurture them through until spring, and I will plant them in their new homes.
Did you catch our post on creating your RHS ‘My Garden’ planner?
Achievements for SeptemberLet’s keep ticking those boxes
Lessons learnt & mistakes madeYou live and learn
I think next spring; I’m going to be a bit more selective on my patio bedding plants, although we had plenty of colour for us and the wildlife to enjoy. We had a few flowers that became straggly and, dare I say it, not so attractive.
I must admit, for quite a few years now; I have been growing nasturtiums from seed; initially, they look attractive and tumble out of the pots. However, every year we have a problem with caterpillars and black flies, so next year, I think I may avoid growing them, although I say that now.
More planning is required for 2023.
Our plans for the coming monthWhat’s on your to-do list?
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Preparing our garden for Autumn
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