The October Garden

Has it really been a month since my last post! October really does seem to have just flown by, and the garden has taken a bit of a back seat while I've been busy with other things.

The exceptionally mild weather has left the garden looking fairly good considering it's nearly November. Deciduous trees are only just starting to lose their leaves, and many plants still have flowers that usually would have stopped blooming long ago. I've been out there today doing a quick tidy up and cleaning out the pond filter and the weather was positively balmy!

I actually spent a few days planting up all my winter bedding and placing the tender summer plants into the growhouse and coldframe, expecting winter to arrive, but they are still flowering away in there and I wish I'd left them out a bit longer now. Never mind, the job is done and the winter pansies and wallflowers couldn't have lasted much longer in their tiny pots anyway.

The mild weather is set to continue over the weekend, and there is nothing to do in the garden except sit out with a mug of tea and enjoy everything before winter does arrive. Bliss, and well deserved I think after all the work that has gone into the garden during the year.

Now I will sit back and think of all the things I want to do next year to complete this years garden overhaul. I've made a list of plants I'd like, because, when is there ever not a list of plants a gardener wants! And plans are afoot to revamp the patio area, including the wooden furniture which has sadly started to rot. 

Until next time, Happy Gardening!