This week we have been getting out there and tidying it up a bit and just enjoying it in this final burst of good weather. Boo and I have planted lots of alium bulbs at the weekend, which I will be eagerly looking out for in the spring. Aliums were on my wish-list quite near the start of the gardening project, so I am pleased to have got those in. We’ve dotted lots of different varieties of them all around the bed nearest to the back door, which is now pretty full as I’ve moved most of my favourite plants to there! This includes this gorgeous rose in full bloom..
..and my much sought-after Harlow Carr David Austin rose, which is now covered in tiny buds like this – I’m looking out there first thing every day in the hope that it’s blossomed!
The herb garden is coming along now, and the marigolds that we popped in there for a splash of colour are fulfilling their role admirably..
We’ve also found some unexpected visitors out there this week, a young frog (froglet?!) and some mushrooms, which you can see Boo inspecting here, while nanny gets to grips with cutting that buddleia back even more…
The garden is lacking lots of colour now, as autumn marches in, though I am cheered by the sight of this sedum which is right in my eye-line from the kitchen window, and looking glorious.
And that’s us this week. We’ve the arduous task of emptying the rockery and levelling it off over the coming weeks, so I’ll be sure to keep you posted on our progress.
What about your garden? What colours can you still see out there?