This is my favourite part of the year in terms of garden work.
Autumn is energetic, with lots of cutting back, raking leaves, planting bulbs, feeding, watching for growth, and a really subtle feeling of faith and hope – the knowledge that the seasons keep spinning into perpetuity.
It’s also a great time to spend with catalogues for the Matchbox Garden.
I’m a lover of hellebores and have blacks and whites (doubles and singles) in my garden (and one speckled which I was attracted to). This year, I’m adding Double Slate to the black and white scheme.
I also have a couple of clematis I will order. Sieboldii and Romantika which I’d like to plant on a screen on the side fence along with the climbing rose Madame Alfred Carriere (which blooms almost white here). It’s a long screen and is currently ugly reinforcement mesh which I would love to paint black to match the boxed-in beds before planting. In the Large Garden, I need to order my garlic bulbs very quickly as time’s running out.
I’m propagating my own coloured sweetpea seeds. I’ve placed the Euphorbia Diamond Frost in the cold frame for protection as our country nights are chilling right off.
I’ve planted black and white tulip and white daffodil bulbs.
I’ve also ordered black and white bearded iris, white Anemone de Caen and Amazing Grace sweetpea. Of course, these pics are all from the internet. To photograph them myself, we shall have to hope I can grow them out!
And that’s about it for this week but lots to look forward to when the postman comes.
Please do visit all the exciting gardens in Mr.P’s Sos. I find it inspiring and I bet you do too!