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My Garden in October

I knew that this would happen now, but it still leaves me feeling a bit sad. I’ve lost my gardening addiction. I’m quite sure it’ll bloom again next spring, but I feel a little bereft without it. I spent last weekend doing a little tidy up, bothΒ front and back, but I wasn’t happily humming whilst I did it, I just wanted to get it done. That is more than I’d normally bother with by now, I guess. The back garden was an extra room of the home throughout the summer, and I’d be out there every single day seeing what was flowering and what needed doing. Now I just look out and see dampness and leaves that I need to rake. Ah well, instead of lamenting, I should enjoy the colour that I have got, as I did ensure I planted a few things to brighten the garden over these coming months, and I can look forward to spring, safe in the smug knowledge that I planted loads of bulbs back when it was warm.

Here’s what’s happening now…

The tree’s changing colours tell me it’s is autumn….

tree

The dahlias are still going strong….

pompom dahlia

dahlia

I have sedums like this dotted about the garden, and they bring vibrancy to teh dampness….

sedum

I have pretty little viola pansies in clumps and patches, and they all look happy!

viola pansy

We saw some callicarpa in a garden centre last year, so wanted to get them ready for our garden this year, and the bright purple berries are now out…

callicarpa

My acer has turned a beautiful bright red…

acer

And there are so many different shades on the leaves…

leaf shades

I knew that I was a fair weather gardener, but I’ve been a little surprised by how much not getting out there is troubling me. Not enough to actually go outside, though! How about you? Are you out there through all seasons?

Manneskjur

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