The imminent arrival of child number two has meant that the garden has been nearly as neglected as this blog of late. My time has been taken up with things like nursery painting, and hauling baby clothes out of the loft, not to mention trying to make sure that our two year old tank/elephant doesn't break the heavily pregnant missus too badly.... I still haven't managed to plant anything out, and I suspect that by this point I'm probably too late. I could theoretically still get some bulbs in, but realistically, that ain't gonna happen. The stuff in pots will just have to stay put until things warm up again. The only stuff I'll be really cross to lose will be the astrantia that I've grown from seed as they've taken the entire year to get to any sort of size, and I really want that in the garden. It'll probably be fine, but we shall see.
I have managed to do some bits and pieces of clearing, and the garden looks better for the removal of some sprawling dead stuff. I've just brought in the last of the green tomatoes, so I'll be making chutney later, and we're working our way though a hefty pile of wind fall apples.
These cosmos are sprawling everywhere, but I can't bring myself to pull them out yet as the flowers are still so pretty. There's a fair bit of stuff underneath them though, so I'll have to bite the bullet and wield the knife fairly soon.
I'll probably be even quiter for the foreseeable due to the afore mentioned imminent arrival, but I'll still be here, and I'm looking forward to being able to get stuck in again properly next year. I'm thinking of it as being like a perennial. Chopped back and invisible for the winter, but waiting to burst back into action in the spring. Or something.