It’s been a glorious autumn day in the garden today. By the time midday came around it was warm enough to sit on our sun-trap patio, without jacket or jumper, and enjoy lunch outside. Hard to believe we’re approaching the end of October, the weather has been so beautiful. Today I’ve been doing a tiny bit of tidying through my beds – not something I bothered with until the end of winter last year – but I wanted to move some things around and also plant a load of bulbs (alliums and tulips) whilst I have time – again, something I didn’t get round to last year. Also, because I had fennel and verbena popping up all over the place in spring I was keen to clear some of the fennel before it dropped all its seed this time. I left most of the Verbena bonariensis because it still looks so pretty, the bees are still enjoying it and the blue tits usually have a go at it later in the year. I don’t mind it self-seeding so much because I just adore it and I love how much the bees, butterflies and birds enjoy it too.
The photos are of some bits and pieces from the garden, which I stuck in a can and brought inside to enjoy: achillea, fennel, verbena, rudbeckia and crocosmia seedheads.
Now to head back out and finish planting bulbs on the other side of the garden in the winter border.