So this is my first ramblings! Welcome to my world of plants...
Autumnal delights: Misty mornings of dew laden spider webs was a spooky sight this week and made me excited at the thought of magical Halloween and beautiful bonfire nights.
My other joy this week was eating my first ripe pear (Doyenne du Comice variety) that I grew!
I am still harvesting second year cordon & espalier apples & pears, autumn raspberries, tomatoes* - very late going in, golden courgettes & chard which self sowed ...Yum!
*Inspired to make lush spicy tomato and even better green tomato chutney with the 12kg of tomatoes!
So my garden is very down to earth and is slightly neglected on the surface. (I did book the time in early spring to weed and put down three tons of manure on all the garden.)
As I garden all week for others I rarely get time /energy to make mine look as beautiful as theirs!
Occasionally at weekends I cut the grass, weed and plant new treasures.
Ok this will make you laugh I am not a fan of grass or perfect lawns! It's just an annoying green carpet that keeps growing and needs cutting regularly, Invades beds and gets weeds in it.
I don't do perfect lawns or perfect anything in my OWN garden - Nature is perfect in its imperfections, and weeds in a lawn add biodiversity and attract wildlife.
Like us plants get a whole host of things that affect their looks, and if it's not going to kill us, we can learn to live with it...
As long as they are the right plant in the right place, planted well, fed and watered properly, occasionally a bit of tlc and they will give it their all!
Have a great weekend & enjoy your garden.
Next time: My crazy front garden and pet hates...
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