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Autumn bouquet

October 20, 2011

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.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 23, 2011 11:18 pm

    Hi! Just found your blog and will be coming back! Love this post, there’s something so satisfying about grabbing handfuls of stuff from your garden, bringing it indoors and sticking it in a pot, no matter how happhazard it always seems to look great. As your photos show! Enjoy the rest of the crazy mild weather!

    • October 24, 2011 11:15 am

      Thanks Andrew – welcome to the blog! Liking the look of yours too – will add to my Reeder!

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