There’s nothing like a few days away to rev up the eagerness for rambling in the garden, even at the end of October. Sadly it was dark when we got home yesterday and although I rambled I didn’t see a lot – but I was at home again, in my garden, and rambling…
Helen the Patient Gardener hosts this End of Month View, so do check out her blog for links to other seasonal views, but even without a formal meme it has proved such a useful tool to be able to look back and compare month to month or year to year. Autumn is definitely creeping on apace now and this month’s views clearly show that blooms outside the cutting garden (not shown in this post) are few and far between, whilst leaves are increasingly on the ground rather than on the trees. Pelargoniums and fuchsias in pots together with stalwart roses, persicaria and antirrhinum are the main lingerers, but autumnal foliage hues partially make up for this deficiency in colour, as do the fruit of crab apples ‘Evereste’ and ‘Golden Hornet’ and the last of the cooking apples which are now turning scarlet – so all is as it should be really.
The following slideshow shows the main views I encounter on my rambles – and don’t forget there is a map of the garden under ‘The Garden’ tab above if you are unsure where you are: