I'm having difficulty pressing the Autumn switch in my head. When I do there will be no stopping me - bedding plants will be mercilessly tossed out, the herbaceous border will cut back until it is just a memory and the shed will be tidy. There will be pruning, dividing and mulching. Magic things will happen to the lawn so that it is a source of joy next year instead of something that we avert our eyes from. And there will be bulbs because the plans in my head require narcissi, iris, tulips, allium and anemone. All of these things will happen (except possibly the lawn) but I keep expecting the sun to shine for a day or two, a micro Indian Summer, so I can recline on the garden sofa. I know that this is foolishly optimistic but while I wait I have bought a Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanille Fraise' which will extend my Hydrangea obsession to October. Win!
I'm in wait mode too. Can't bring myself to order the bulbs.ReplyDelete
I like the idea of ordering bulbs. I am afraid that I go and stand in front of the display in our local huge garden centre and hope that the credit card doesn't collapse with shock at the checkout.Delete
What a beautiful hydrangea. It feels cold enough to be autumn... I'd rather it came a little later.ReplyDelete
Thank you! It goes pink as it ages, a gorgeous red pink and as I hope it will grow to a big bush it should look fab in years to come.Delete
Feels and looks like autumn here - so little light under the perpetually cloudy skies - and I'm still waiting for some of the spring sown annuals to flower.ReplyDelete
Goodness - you have just lifted a weight from my shoulders. I thought I was the only one whose annuals had failed this year.Delete
That's a lovely photograph, even if it is a hydrangea... I can't bring myself to accept it's autumn yet, either, although there are fallen leaves all over the place and a definite nip in the air.ReplyDelete
even if it is a hydrangea - me too.Delete
And yet you've made a whole fairies at the bottom of the garden landscape of it!
Well - thank you ladies. I feel that this hydrangea may be the best thing since sliced bead because it does not collapse under the weight of the flower heads. Which is a slight failing for the Sainted Annabelle.Delete
I am hoping for St. Luke's little summer since it is so cold just now.ReplyDelete
I have never heard that expression before - will now be able to impress MrM - thank you!Delete
Autumn just seems to have arrived so quickly this year - the garden seems to need a lot of attention at the moment - lots to do before the really bad weather arrives (sigh)ReplyDelete
You must not be faint hearted. All the work will get done and the garden will go to sleep, all safely tucked up and ready for next spring.Delete