- On October 17, 2015
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What a beautiful autumn…the sun just keeps on shining and there’s hardly been a breath of wind for what feels like forever. We haven’t had such a lovely spell of weather since April.
Garden wise, we are having a ball…..working in T shirts, carelessly leaving tools out overnight, having our break times outdoors…..no hats or thermals, it’s just lovely but I suppose our autumns, on average, are more pleasant than our springs, and the soil is certainly warmer at this time of year.
I’m still potting on seedlings of aquilegias and other perennials sown fresh from our own garden seed. We really need to start lifting and dividing early flowering perennials (geums, galiums, geranium macrorrhizums & phaeums, primula) but they are still growing so strongly and the ground is so dry that I will leave it for another week or so.
The bulb order is due to arrive this week so there will be lots of work ahead, but the weather’s to remain pleasant which will certainly shorten the winter for us – hopefully we will not pay for it this winter, hopefully Mother Nature will not be saving the gales only to throw them all upon us in one fell swoop.
Some beautiful autumnal sunsets.