Friday, 19 August 2011
This will probably be one of the last Friday Flower collections of the year, as there is not much left in flower in the garden. Shame on me. The autumn is a bit of a blackspot for me, I really must try and rectify it for next year. Because of the mixed weather, plants haven't flowered for as long as they normally would have. The garden has suffered because of it and is looking pretty sad right now. But it does mean that I can get on with the autumn clear-up. Cutting straggly plants back, adding mulches, weeding, pruning and planting bulbs. There is still plenty going on in the garden, it just isn't as colourful. But, I suppose, colour isn't everything. Different shaped leaves and the contours of the shrubs, the trees colourful with fruit waiting to be harvested. Perhaps it's not too bad after all.
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