There was a distinctly autumnal chill to the air today, is it odd that I enjoyed it? The slight chill, with the sunshine, and the pretty colours coming in… it was just lovely.
Here’s a bit of an update on what I’ve been up to.
We did a bit of pruning this afternoon, but at the weekend we got lots done; some indoor jobs, but we also got rid of our old washing line holder. It was one of those metal tubes in the ground the rotary line stands in – but it was set in concrete.. a huge lump of it! That was hard to get out the ground! Now we’ve got to break it up and get rid of it.
Now it’s out of the garden we can see what space we have and plan what to do with it. I was going to put my new hebes there, but that may have to change… watch this space.
I’ll have to get some more shots of the garden; it’s still quite colourful for the time of year. For some reason a poppy has decided it’s time to bloom, and also a California poppy. Also as I add more plants that flower at different times it helps keep the garden a bit more interesting in the colder months (as well as helping bees). There are also garden spider webs everywhere 😀
The leaves are falling from our silver birch trees, decorating the lawn. One of my autumn tips is to mow properly just as they start to fall, then wait for the leaves to collect on the grass. Then you can use the mower at it’s highest setting – not to cut grass, but to suck up the leaves in the mower bag, which you can then use as mulch. And because the grass was already cut and you used a high setting there shouldn’t be any grass mixed in.
I’m looking forward to bonfire night, but this year I think I’ll enjoy the fireworks with my eyes instead of through a camera. And that thing you probably aren’t ready for me to mention is just around the corner… I’m starting to get ready for that a bit. I like to be prepared and not have a mad rush.