Enjoying the last of the summer
Well, I’m going to be honest, we haven’t been in our garden much, as we have been enjoying the delights of Spain for three weeks.
Autumn will have kicked in upon our return, and the russet shades of ‘fall’ will soon be upon us.
I embrace this time of year as it always means that we will enjoy heartier dishes that we wouldn’t necessarily have in warmer months.
Our beds and borders are losing a bit of their vibrancy, although we can always rely on our Salvia ‘Hot Lips’. We have a few more ‘Hot Lips’ now, as I took some softwood cuttings last year, and they were incredibly successful; I was so pleased.
This year, we also purchased a Salvia ‘Cherry Lips’; however, it is still in its infancy, so we need to wait a few years for it to truly flourish.
What we’ve been up to in SeptemberIn the garden and on the website
As I mentioned, we have been away for a few weeks; however, we tried to squeeze in as much as we could prior to heading off.
One important task I managed to do was prune back our six Lavender Munstead plants in our little Provence Border. I was pleased with how they turned out last year and want to continue to keep them as compact as possible.
Last year, I pruned back two of our patio lavenders too much and cut into the dead wood, and yes, as you guessed it, I killed them.
Achievements for SeptemberLet’s keep ticking those boxes
Just before we went away to Spain, we decided that we would like another rose, so we popped into one of our local nurseries, Rumwood Nursery,which specialises in roses.
When we arrived, all their roses were 50% off, so, needless to say, we bought two. Well, one week later, we returned and purchased another three roses. Yes, I know we are mad.
We bought five in 10-litre pots and were incredible specimens at just £15 each. We immediately planted them in our garden, and as they are full of blooms and luscious leaves, they look like they have been in our garden for months.
Lessons learnt & mistakes madeYou live and learn
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