Autumn

Well there’s been no blog for a couple of weeks as we’ve been really busy preparing the nursery garden and our own gardens for winter. Although the weather has been fine, dry and fairly  warm , there are reports in the media from doom merchants predicting heavy snow , weeks of freezing weather,plague of frogs  (!) well you get the message so to be on the safe side and not to tempt fate we are trying to get as  much done as possible. At the nursery , as well as cutting back perennials and shrubs, we are also planting up areas we have identified over the summer as needing additional planting. It’s easier to do this extra planting in autumn,  we find the plants establish so much better when put in now as  the soil is still warm from the summer.

Not all the plants are ready for winter, this Iris “Buckwheat” obviously doesn’t realise it’s almost November  and quite a few of the roses have blooms open, it will be a shame when the first frosts, forecast for next week, hits them.dsc01335

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