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Autumns moving ever closer..

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Don’t know how it is in your gardens but mines certainly reaching the straggly stage, deadheading madly in the hope of keeping the flowers as long as possible, the leaves are turning yellow on my Amalenchier, Hawthorn is absolutely smothered in berries and was really glowing in todays sunshine and in the case of the plum tree the cold spell this past week has started the shedding process, however today was a turnaround and it has been a really warm one.
Time for a start on the cutting back of some and removal of others, my cucumbers have finished so I’ve removed them but the toms are still full, no signs of yellowing leaves yet so apart from removing some of the leaves for circulation they’ll carry on for a few more weeks yet.
I’ve cut down the everlasting sweetpeas and the honeysuckle up near the patio, the metal mesh fence that forms part of our dog run looks very bare now but the honeysuckle badly needed it as it was all top and nothing at the bottom, hoping next springtime to have a lot of new stronger healthier growth..
Earlier in the summer I’d treated my lawns with a lawn weedkiller, the bottom one was more daisies and clover than grass, its also very shady in places for most of the day so gets a lot of moss, the results of that and the fact that the dogs have had the freedom of the garden all summer is that I was left with some bare patches that badly needed sorting, today I gave it a good going over with a tine rake, not my fav job but needs must, then after loosening the earth I scattered a mix of seed and fertilizer lightly covered with compost and the jobs a goodun..


Fingerxx for a decent lawn next year, obviously I have had to ban Brynner and Morgan from that part of the garden, both now have mega sulks and have fell out with me, lol……………………………………………………………….
Still plenty of cheery faces around though…


Drizzling now, as long as we don’t get the torrents we’ve been getting recently it’ll be good for my newly sown grass ………..Hope you’re all enjoying your gardens still…

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Wow! a Brilliant blog :-))

28 Aug, 2014

 

Its early isn't It Lincs, I agree about the berries, the Rowans are glowing too, and the plum tree groaning under the weight, poor thing is so old, lost a huge branch, about 1/2 tge tree to a gale some years ago but regenerated itself by growing new branches where the old one had been, parts of it have woodorm but its such a fighter this tree.....

you still seem to hsve plenty of colour, I'mhoping for an indian summer­čî×

28 Aug, 2014

 

It still looks colourful Sue and I think we are having a mini hot spell in September ! ( I'm not calling it a heat wave as I don't think it will be that hot ! ) Well...so they say !
Your garden seems very early to be going over to Autumn colours though. My Amalenchier is still green. I must do an August blog before its September ! lol

28 Aug, 2014

 

yes my garden is doing the same and we are due for a warm spell next week. an indian summer perhaps ;o).
pity the kiddies are back at school next week.

I haven't done nearly enough gardening this summer and I'm running out of time before the roses get delivered in the autumn.

A lovely blog as usual lincs.

28 Aug, 2014

 

I've been out there again today as it was a beauty of a day,8-10pm and still warm here but too dark now to stay out, I really don't like the dark nights, trouble is I've now filled all my bins again and the garden one was only emptied this morning, good job I have a couple of spares and can hide them in the cubby, I've Chelsea chopped my other Honeysuckle and cut the back hedge today, cleared the fallen apples yet again and looked at pond, lol, won't be tackling that yet.
My grandkids came round for lunch as their mum works at the college in Oakham and they have started back today our two go back next week...
I guess its only to be expected as we can't really say we had much of a winter and spring was definitely early, I remember when I first had the Everlasting Sweerpeas in the garden they used to last well into Sept but this year they are already finished cut down and in the bin..

28 Aug, 2014

 

I was like that last year Seaburn because of my gammy knee and eye so I've really had to make up for it as regards the pruning, it makes for twice the amount of jobs this year, I actually moved my Princess Diana rose yesterday, very carefully I must add and with lots of earth around the roots in the hopes that she doesn't sulk at being disturbed at the wrong time, the poor rose was completely overshadowed by another one, completely my own fault for planting them too close....

28 Aug, 2014

 

My garden is the same Lincslass - went for a walk this morning around all the borders, the middle border is definitely going to seed very quickly. Although the seed heads are interesting on Crocosmia Lucifer so will leave them for a little while longer. The heavy rains we had also knocked lots of the plants down and I shall have to get into it to do some tidying up soon. Trying hard to keep the borders near to the seating area going for longer as I love to sit out there with my coffee and just smile at the colour in the borders. Off out again now to do some more digging over and weeding out, raised border I am on my way, lol :O)

29 Aug, 2014

 

I've been spreading some compost already and today we had a bonfire, trying to beat the rain - we got rid of all the blackthorn hedge trimmings (trimmings is putting it mildly) and most of the privet. the beech is being left for the leaves to fall off - can't afford to waste any at all!
The fuchsias are still blooming well - hoping to do a blog soon- and there's still some other colour. Heaps of moving things around to "look forward to" soon!

29 Aug, 2014

 

I agree Lincs the Autumn is definately around the corner, but you still have lots of lovely colour!! I have lots of berries on the Cottoneaster and on the Rowan too, the Wild Plumis starting to shed its leaves ! Your Fuchsias, Dalihas and Rudebeckia are gorgeous and your roses are doing really well, mine have stopped flowering now!. My Crocosmia and Lucifer are just seed heads but attractive in their own way so will leave them another few weeks. Good Luck with your lawn [you will be able to play bowls on it next year;0)

29 Aug, 2014

 

Amelenchier is turning. Spindle tree has started too

30 Aug, 2014

 

Look at all those lovey plants. They're so colourful and we need it to extend the summer a bit longer, don't we.

I hope your lawn will be nicer next year Sue, and the dogs won't sulk from you then, because they'll be able to play on it ... (???) lol

My garden is in a dreadful mess this year again, unlike yours. I'm going to show some photos of it soon ... and I have plans for a rearrangement next year :o))

30 Aug, 2014

 

Good to see there is still some colour in the garden Sue ... and with warmer weather forecast for the coming week you may be in for some more surprises! Tell me, did those Sunflower seeds germinate for you ... the Harlequin variety?

1 Sep, 2014

 

Ther's a lot of yellowing leaves here Bill, my Boston Ivy is just beginning to change as well, I like to see it as it looks great when red..

1 Sep, 2014

 

Hywel I too have been making changes, I keep trying to make it easier to manage and I've even started to plant in order, something I never thought I would do and not sure whether that will work out, lol........

1 Sep, 2014

 

Yes Shirley, I got a lot of plants so some are flowering in my daughters garden as well, they are still going strong although smaller now as I keep deadheading regularly, I have a head of each one drying as well to collect seed for next year, so thankyou once again, you provided a lot of colour for both of us....

1 Sep, 2014

 

Oh I am pleased to know they flowered well for you, and your daughter! I gave one of the plain yellow ones to d-in-law to plant for granddaughter ... they are still waiting for the bud to open! No idea why it's so slow to grow as mine produced lots of flowers.

1 Sep, 2014

 

I also have some that are just beginning to open Shirley and one of those is a huge one that I popped near the greenhouse, a very warm spot but its miles behind the others, I like it when they stagger themselves though as it makes them last longer...

1 Sep, 2014

 

and there's me thinking son and d-in-law have not been watering it! It's their first garden and they are clueless about plants ... lol!

1 Sep, 2014

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