1 CommentFriday, 3 November 2017 | Alison
Every month in the gardenerís calendar, something either needs pruning, digging, tending, planting or ordering and November is no exception to that rule.
October brought very mixed weather in from the Atlantic, with the remains of hurricane Ophelia and Storm Brian bringing gale force winds and high tides to many parts of the UK and Ireland, felling trees, wrecking sheds and greenhouses and generally bringing chaos to all involved. We were lucky at the nursery and I think living in the middle of the UK shields us from a lot of bad weather.
Friday, 13 October 2017 | Alison
I wonder if it was an omen, good or bad, depending on your viewpoint, that Pantone chose a green shade, called Greenery, for their colour of the year for 2017. I say this because greenery has featured heavily in my garden this summer.
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 | Alison
Did autumn seem to appear overnight this year where you live? It certainly did here in Staffordshire. As September faded, autumn arrived on the 1st October. Trees that were full of green leaves one day were transformed into the dazzling colours of autumn - golden yellows, oranges and reds that signify summer is a distant memory and winter not too far away. As the month progresses the leaves will get evermore colourful until a hard frost and a windy day blow them all to the ground.
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 | Alison
It’s all change in September as the days become noticeably shorter, the sun’s rays are less strong and shadows stream across the garden in a languid manner in late summer giving a special light to all the late summer flowering perennials in the garden – a sure sign that autumn will soon be upon us and a hundred and one things to get done in the garden before winter sets in.