MONDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2015
It finally feels like Autumn.
I'm looking forward to having a selection of some good spring favourites like snowdrops, Muscaria, Aliums and a personal favourite Snakes head Fritilaries. We also managed to track down some lovely plants we have in the garden called Erythronium dens-canis "Pagoda" a lovely yellow dogs tooth violet. Not your usual spring bulb but well worth the time and effort in tracking down. If all goes well we'll have a good supply of them for February, which will also be a great chance to see if the snowdrops that were lifted and divided have taken.
|Snakes Head Fritilary|
As you might expect Autumn is a time for collecting leaves. Collecting leaves and more leaves. And once they have been collected we can start to collect the other leaves. Leaves. It's just one of those jobs that goes on and on, not being the most exciting of tasks in a garden but one every gardener knows well. Saving as much of the collected leaves as possible to rot down in a designated area, so we will have some really excellent leaf mulch next year.
WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER 2015
It’s quite a sad thing to cut down a tree, especially one that is hundreds of years old. Some trees are destined to be felled when they reach their maximum useful size. We have pines that I wouldn't weep over being felled, that doesn't mean I'd enjoy it, however most trees that are useful for timber purposes are older than me.
WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER 2015
I keep harping on about it, but the colour in the trees is really starting to kick in. In fact a few of the smaller Acers are already starting to drop their leaves so if your planning a visit now is a great chance to see the contrast in trees as some are well under way and others are just about starting...
WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2015
You may have noticed the chill in the air, or the slight change in colour of some of the trees, or maybe flowers gradually starting to fade, but Autumn is now officially here!
We still have a few days of great weather ahead of us though, so expect to see a few confused plants flowering for a second time!