There is certainly more light in the garden at the end of September and following the removal of our two trees I was pleased to find that one of our neighbours has decided to cull two of his, for the same reason, which will have a further knock-on benefit for us. With several days of sunshine recently, albeit alongside much cooler nights, it has been pleasing to monitor the progress of sun around the garden, less impeded as it now is by tree cover. The improvement will be even more marked when the summer sun visits again next year, and already the benefits of crown lifting our variegated holly a little while ago can be seen in climbing rose ‘Cecile Brunner’ which previously struggled in the shade but has suddenly put on a flurry of growth. I am also hoping for a big improvement in the roses and clematis supported by the obelisks in the shrub border when I take the step of removing adjacent shrubs which have outlived their usefulness in this location. Let there be light!
Many of the end of September views seem to suggest that the garden is in waiting, but in waiting of what I am not sure – perhaps the inevitable demise that is to come as autumn ploughs on towards winter? Waiting patiently and without complaining though, safe in the knowledge that spring will follow and with it the new glories of yet another season. Helen the Patient Gardener encourages us to show our end of month views in this monthly meme so do pop over to her blog and look at the other links.
This is how things are looking here:
Thanks for rambling round the garden with me and don’t forget you can look at a map of the garden under The Garden tab above to help you understand how it all fits together.