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I have just come in from a morning spent in the greenhouse and it was lovely to see the rain pouring down outside and to hear it pattering on the roof. I looked out and everything was dripping!
I had been rescuing aquilegia seedlings dotted about the garden and putting them into pots, I was perfectly happy sheltering from the showers!

The inside of the greenhouse.

The rescued aquilegias and two pale pink heathers under planted with dwarf narcissi. Another job I love doing at this time of year.


I made these pots up a week ago and they keep getting soaked!


Some damp corners today!πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦


The water butt ( i.e. Old dustbin!) is full yet again!!

The house is being painted and all the gutters are lying in the garden! NOT the best day to choose for that particular job but still!!!………..
Looks like the sun won’t be shining just yet!

What are YOUR favourite garden jobs at this time of year?
Sitting indoors looking out is not an option!!!

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I agree, its lovely in there when its wild outdoors!

9 Oct, 2019

 

I was about to agree with your last comment, Chris,but it seems I'm not allowed! It's a horrid day here,and very strong winds..You have put me to shame with the amount of jobs you have done in your garden to today,well done !The vase of Roses is so pretty..and what have we done today?? been for our Flu jabs,and straight home again....sooo exciting ! xx

9 Oct, 2019

 

I have emptied six bottles of Gin today, and disposed of a kilo of Jelly beans! Now bet thats got you wondering!

9 Oct, 2019

 

Chris, I am struggling to decide on my favourite autumn jobs in The garden. I don’t mind any of it, but its all pretty hard work. I think I shall say choosing the Tulip bulbs for the spring. :)

9 Oct, 2019

 

I love dividing day lilies and hostas. I start out with one huge plant but have six when I'm done.

9 Oct, 2019

 

Karen, jelly beans in gin - sounds very appetising to me!!! I bet they'd look pretty in there!!!!
You didn't pour the gin away did you?!
I too love choosing bulbs for the spring.

Sandra, we had our flu jabs last Saturday and I was left with a bruise! As you had quite a hectic weekend, I think it is ok just to sit and look - at least for the time being!!!

I must try dividing hostas Bathgate, haven't done that job before!

9 Oct, 2019

 

It's easy as pie Wildrose. Once you dig up the plant, literally slice it up like a pizza.

9 Oct, 2019

 

Hmmm..must admit, the idea of putting the jelly beans in the gin did occur...but no..no Gin was wasted either. Its all to do with Rachel and Richard’s wedding. I’ll be sure to post photos, but its not until the end of December. :)

9 Oct, 2019

 

Must be Sloe gin Karen? Or a variation of!

9 Oct, 2019

 

Thanks Bathgate - I like 'easy!'

Karen, do you intend to add the colourful jelly beans plus a string of fairy lights to the empty gin bottles as table decorations at the wedding?
I am intrigued and just a little bit nosey!!!

If I am wrong I shall just have to wait until the end of December!!!

9 Oct, 2019

 

No Honeysuckle...not sloe Gin or a variation of. And no Chris, not fairy lights as table decorations, although you are partly right. But you will have to wait. Try to forget about it now as I am sworn to secrecy! :)

9 Oct, 2019

 

You have lots of plants in your greenhouse. Will they stay in there all winter or do you put them somewhere else ??

My favourite autumn job is planting bulbs, but I haven't got as many this year as usual, and the ones I have got are still in their bags - it's been too wet to plant them in the ground ….. and the roof of my Perspex shelter where I do my pot planting is leaking badly, and the handyman who said he'd re-roof it for me can't do it until December.
So I am a bit stuck :(

9 Oct, 2019

 

Whatever you are up to Karen, I shall very much look forward to it at the end of the year :-)!!!

Hywel, this wet weather is really getting in the way! Suddenly, along comes another heavy shower and all outdoor work stops! I am so sorry that you can't get your repairs done until December.
The man painting our house, was asked in the spring but he waited until September to start, and now work is almost at a stand still. Today all gutters are spread around the garden because rain hindered his progress!! It has been a day when we really needed the gutters!!!
A dry day WILL come along and your bulbs will get planted! :-)

9 Oct, 2019

 

Sorry Hywel I didn't answer your question.

The plants will stay in the greenhouse and on really cold days and nights we will cover them with fleece and hope for the best! We don't have anywhere else to put them.

9 Oct, 2019

 

Thank you. I hope your plants survive, they look very healthy at the moment.
I hope also that the work on your gutters can be finished soon.
I will probably plant my bulbs in the shed if I can make room in there but I really don't mind rain. I quite enjoy it most of the time :)

10 Oct, 2019

 

at this time of year its checking summer pots for vine weevil, re potting whatever cuttings need it and moving those borderline things nearer the house/cold frame.

Any bulbs that need potting up will be done in the next week or so but I have a talk to give at a local gardening club so I will try and sell the bulbs there first. So far this year my plant sales have netted Β£374.75p. at the end of the yaer that and any more money will go to our local hospice and McMillan nurses.

if its very windy I daren't stay in the greenhouse as there is a very large beech tree near it and it does have a habit of dropping branches.

I need it to dry up a little bit as I have a big border to de couch grass, so the wanted plants will need lifting cleaning potting until I can get them back in the ground.

10 Oct, 2019

 

Hywel, I like watching the rain pouring down but from somewhere nice and dry!

Seaburngirl, your gardening efforts will help those wonderful charities. I hope you sell lots of bulbs at your gardening club.
We have couch in our main beds and it is a perennial nuisance!! What an evil little grass it is!! Good luck attacking yours!

10 Oct, 2019

 

not so little either if you don't do anything with it!

10 Oct, 2019

 

I like planting bulbs by the potful for the Spring, and not quite yet, but soon, it will be gathering all the leaves to make heaps of them under and over my log piles for the birds and mice and hedgehog to keep warm in.

I don't mind how cold it is but I need calm, dry weather, then I could be out all day! Yesterday I picked an embarrassing amount of mushrooms from my 'lawn' - I'm planning a photo/blog of that soon. It was fun finding them all, even if the neighbourhood curtains were most likely twitching!

10 Oct, 2019

 

Usually my favourites job is mulching my plants with my own compost but as everything is still going strong, plus the fact that I did empty my compost bins earlier on, I won't be doing that, I guess its planning and planting my bulbs and picturing the displays I will hopefully see next springtime, I have sorted both of my g'houses now and rebuilt the staging in the top one ready for the plants that will need to be undercover for the winter months, I enjoyed my time in the g'houses whilst it was raining, I've always said I put my world to rights in there, its my space and my therapy...My youngest is having a huge extension done, the builders had to stop work a few weeks back as it was too hot, now they have the opposite to contend with, timed nicely with all the roof work, typical isn't it.

11 Oct, 2019

 

Sunny dais and Lincslass it appears that bulb planting is high on the list of Autumn jobs for most of us. It gives us all something to look forward to in the spring.

I too, love being in the greenhouse, it has a sense of peace and calm in there. I also like crisp, dry autumn days - where have they gone I wonder?!!

Gardening does give a huge amount of pleasure and more besides :-)

11 Oct, 2019

 

Although the autumn colours are usually beautiful at this time of year topping up the bulbs in the garden and choosing which to grow in pots for the house is for me the most enjoyable current gardening task, possibly because it focuses on new beginnings in Spring rather than saying goodbye to Summer or preparing for Winter's dormancy.

12 Oct, 2019

 

Xela- that was very well put, and is exactly how I feel about planting bulbs.

It 'sort of' misses winter out as we think ahead!

12 Oct, 2019

 

I know Nature needs Winter as much as we need a good night's sleep, Wildrose, and Jack Frost brings beautiful patterns to the garden but I prefer to be too hot than too cold so I am not a great lover of Winter; I much prefer to gloss over it if I can ;-) I envy other critters who can hibernate, I would too if I could, lol.

13 Oct, 2019

 

I love pruning back and shaping the shrubs and even moving any if needs be, and of course taking cuttings and hoping they`ll survive.

13 Oct, 2019

 

Today I divided another massive day lily (Crimson Pirate) into 5 plants. I've been looking high and low for the perfect plant to fill a gap in my border. I had it all along. I just had to divide a day lily and there it was in front of me. So satisfying to put into its place.

13 Oct, 2019

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