26 October 2009 22:00:00
I gather from all the other journals that I'm in the minority having had a wet day. I did get as far as the compost bin at one stage and it did stop actually raining later on. I went out to the shop and onthe way back discovered the hard way that the perennial sweet pea had got dislodged from the forsythia--Nasty shower! Cut the worst bits off so it wouldn' t drown me again. The only cheerful thing was finding a late snapdragon starting to flower.
24 October 2009 21:05:35
More to come
Strong winds brought down the leaves overnight so the vac and shred had its first outing of the year . I got it last year as I ricked my back raking the previous year. All you younger stronger gardeners make the most of it as it doesn't last unfortunately. Also put some tender things into my plastic greenhouse in the hopes that it is enough to keep them safe , though I did bring a couple into the house. There are still millions of leaves to come down!
16 October 2009 20:48:25
Did some work tidying containers and planted some bulbs in them. As I was putting things away in shed I got a scent , looked round to see what it was, maybe the Viburnum Dawn but saw no flowers on it. Then later I spotted a couple of tiny ones--hard to believe they were giving off such a lovely perfume. Then when I went to the bin with some weeds I noticed that an evening primrose that I had intended to pull up had a flower, so of course it got a reprieve! Added a few more photos to album--Tried the tool but got stuck and had to use old way!
14 October 2009 14:30:14
Out in garden doing a small bit of cutting back etc. Looking at this plant which has been flowering for the last week or two and wonder if anyone knows what it is. It has seeded itself round a bit though it didn't flower that well other years. I bought it in Aldi as a bit of a stick but have forgotten its name.
13 October 2009 11:36:29
Lovely few days in Dingle but came home with nasty cold. Not much done in garden but found my wallflowers are flowering--in October! I think I grew them from seed in Spring 08 and this is their first time to flower. Seems weird.