Gosh, it’s been quite some time since I last wrote. Unfortunately, a combination of illness, weather, being busy at work, being away and a general lack of daylight has stopped me getting out in the garden, even just to have an amble round. This last weekend though, the sun did manage to shine and I took the opportunity to see how the garden was getting on getting to sleep.
So it’s still very green, but definitely beginning to turn. Many plants have completely finished for the year but some – like my favourite fuchsia – are still flowering. The plants in the greenhouse seem to be getting along fine too.
With no real work or outside maintenance to do, I feel as though I can put my feet up for a bit, relax and just let the garden get on with it. The tidy and fussy part of me wants to start raking leaves, cut down the dead plants and redo the lawn edging, but that can all wait. While it’s sunny, I’ll sit back and enjoy it and when it’s wet and miserable, I’ll turn to the catalogues.
There’s not much else but to let the garden and the gardener drift off to sleep for the winter.