Autum in Hungary.
This is my busiest time of the year as its now time to plant more fruit trees as they only sell them here in October. It ceases to amaze me how cheap they are – a 3 year old tree ranges from 2.75 to 3.20 depending where you go hence we have 19 fruit trees, at that price if it dies you just buy another next year and I certainly cant resist a bargain. The weather has been good this month as ive been able to get out every day so far except one. The beginning of the month it was still in the mid 70s but this past week its been misty and cold but an extra jumper soon sorts that problem out.
Most of the birds have left now and theres only blue tits one lonely nuthatch and sparrows feeding at the tables. Now and again I hear the woodpeckers but they wont come to feed until its really cold probably mid Jan.
Ive finally cleared up all the leaves and they are in the new place I made for them so hopefully plenty of leaf mould next Autumn. Ive moved all the shrubs that grew too big or were in the wrong place and planted all my bulbs – 200 this year but it getting now that when I dig a hole there, looking up at me are old bulbs starting to shoot so I must mark out where the spaces are next Spring (but I did say that last year)
Tomorrow I must dig the holes for the new roses that my Husband will bring at Christmas, I have to do it now and cover it with sacking as the ground cld be frozen solid when he comes and I know from past years it wont thaw till next Feb or March. Also the grass will get its last cut for this year and then I can get on with digging over the veg garden. I doubt wether I will get it finished before the snows come as its dark by 4.15 now but it will be less to do in Spring.
Cant wait for next week as the new plants I bought from the UK shld arrive.
- 24 Nov, 2012
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