Blogging friend Cathy of Words and Herbs needed something to cheer herself up and, guessing that others might be feeling the same, suggested that from Sunday the 22nd through to Saturday the 28th of November we shared one or more photos a day of earlier seasons in our gardens to brighten up what could be a dreary time.
Several bloggers have risen to her challenge and I am combining my entry, August zinnias in the cutting beds with rudbeckia beyond, for its seventh day with Six on Saturday. Being reminded of brighter and often sunnier times in our gardens may well have seen spirits rise and brought on a rash of the warm fuzzies, but gardeners are generally made of strong stuff and will smile at these memories, before getting on with…
…bubblewrapping their greenhouses (yesterday, after the Golfer kindly and without being asked, cleaned the glass) to ensure seedlings and cuttings are nurtured over winter:
…digging up their dahlia tubers to keep them safe for the winter (over the last couple of weeks):
…beginning to empty their mature compost heaps and mulching their borders (a work in progress):
…counting their emerging snowdrops (tomorrow’s plan, now the map of the snowdrop border has been updated to take account of last season’s losses and gains):
…perusing catalogues, whether online or hard copies, for new purchases (a big bedding plant order finalised yesterday, in time for a discount):
…and a host of other on-going garden-related activities. And why? Because as film star and garden lover Audrey Hepburn famously said, ‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow’. And we do…