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Autumn all around us

15 October 2017 15:07:34
Not this years hellebores!

Not this years hellebores!

Gorgeous colour from maples and viburnum and beech. Very busy yesterday. Decided that the new juniper was slightly smaller at the end of the line of five so I swapped it for another and put the taller at the end. That gave me a better line. Then  I planted five small pieris-four varieties- along a path in the scrub and I divided up the asters into 15 pieces and put them into Eileens bed and in the long border. Monty advised doing them in clumps like this. Then back and dug around the circle  of box and relaid the veryy narrow turves on the surface of one of the terraces. I also hauled up two wheelbarrow loads of clay and gunk from the drain excavation and spread that along the terrace to even it up. Its still very raw but I know it will settle and become grassy and the old concrete box is gone so the view from above is immeasurably improved. 

Sorry i cant show pics of same but will do when i get my laptop back. Meantime it looks  as though its batten down the hatches for Monday! I might get the study tidied!

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Dick Dick 15 October 2017 16:40:06

Great work , Peter. To morrow with the storm, its a chance to get something done in the house.

Scrubber Scrubber 16 October 2017 13:33:35

Thank you Dick-as i write the storm is pretty bad. ihave half a tree down.

MargieD MargieD 16 October 2017 21:19:39

Peter that was a great weekends work you did. I had been proud of clearing a bed full of Comfrey until I read your post. It was a job i'd been putting off for ages. But now I've a pillow case of comfrey leaves in a water butt hopefully making a brew for next year!

The line of Pieris will be a sight as you go along that pathway. It is a lovely plant, especially when new growth starts and you get a mixture of colours on it.

Hope you got the study sorted today and no storm damage was done to your garden.


PeterW PeterW 17 October 2017 22:54:43

Great work Peter and lovely hellebore in the pic


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