It’s been a glorious autumn this year. For the first time since moving here, we’ve been able to see the trees turn before dropping their leaves, and it’s been truly magical. We’ve also been blessed with some lovely sunrises and sunsets. Here’s a little taster.
To continue my little flurry of activity you’re currently experiencing on WordPress, I thought I’d share some of garden pictures from this summer. As you can imagine the garden has suffered from neglect this year as our focus has been on the cottage, but I have managed to mostly win the war of the weeds, except maybe in the vegetable patch!
When we uncovered the plastic sheeting to reveal the bare soil in the newly created vegetable beds, I decided it may benefit from some chicken manure, and to be honest I needed to shift some of it! So I happily spread it on, nice and thickly to ensure I gave the worms a good feed. Unfortunately in my eagerness, I forgot one rather large thing…… Chickens and ducks eat seeds it would appear, and they must be particularly fond of buttercups! Well, who can blame them really, they are very pretty. But sadly, as I didn’t leave my compost to ‘mature’ properly, I am now growing the world largest buttercups in my vegetable garden too, along with the odd pea or spinach!! Never mind, another valuable lesson has been learned, and I shall not been so impatient next time!!
As promised, here are some pictures of my garden favourites so far this year. Enjoy. X