I definitely feel autumnal now! How about you?
I’m looking back to see what worked in the garden and what didn’t and looking forward to apple days, bonfires, and fireworks!
Our meadow is completely cut and cleared up now. It was a bit of a flop this year due to the weather, so I’m going to reseed to hopefully make sure we have flowers next year.
But the meadow did do well wildlife wise. I’ve mentioned seeing slow worms and frogs, well I saw another tiny frog only this time I had a camera!
Everything thing else is doing OK; I may even have the oval flower bed out from the grip of encroaching grass! I used newspaper and wood chip to sheet mulch it, and have been picking out any bits that manage to get through, and using vinegar and soap as a weed killer at the edges.
This is my first year growing climbers and they’re doing well. The above photo is of my jasmine earlier this year. It’s growing up one of the posts holding up our patio cover/roof, and it’s reached the top and is making it’s way sideways along chain swags we’ve put up 🙂
I’ve got my bulbs in, so now is the time for pruning, mulching, and planting. Still waiting on my new tree, but I’ve had some straw delivered to mulch it in with, I’ll also use it on my raspberries and a few other places. I’ll put some shredded pruning and leaves on top to help weight it down.
We have a few branches of our silver birch we need to cut out too. I’m waiting until the leaves have fallen and they’re more dormant so they don’t bleed. It should provide some mulch and dead wood for the garden – nothing goes to waste if I can help it!
As it starts getting dark earlier I’m looking for the good in the new season. Apple day will be soon; fresh apple juice and toffee apples are coming my way, YUM! BBC Autumnwatch (24th Oct), Autumn colour, fireworks, and snuggling up on the horizon.
What do you enjoy about autumn?
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