Well here we are at the end of October, one frost down but lots of colour still hanging on.
The log fires have started, the new central heating boiler is in and the autumn garden jobs are well in hand.
Most of the vulnerable plants are in the clean greenhouses.
Geraniums are still in full flower.
Even our little scarecrow has decided to come indoors.
The bean row has been dismantled giving us
a last precious trugful of beans.
Thank goodness for a compost heap ready to dig out.
Now at least there is somewhere to put all the prunings.
The last few roses looking particularly beautiful.
I have pruned back some of my roses extremely hard and they are all sprouting again. I am amazed. Such resilient plants.
And still the dahlias keep coming.
Actually today, I did lift some tubers in order to get some spring bedding in before hard frosts.
We are still picking the odd raspberry.
Even a poppy has flowered, appropriately enough.
And how can I discard these when they look like this.
The next heavy frost will knock them back.
All the children in the family have had their pumpkins.
They have been carved and displayed this evening.
We`ve had delicious roast pumpkin and red pepper soup.
The autumn has been lovely so far.
Brilliant gardening days
and lots of sunshine.
But the clocks have gone back
so the evenings are darker.
And ..... we heard Christmas music in one of
the garden centres today!!!