There's a definite autumnal chill in the air now and I have started to prepare my garden for winter. Last weekend I cut back a lot of the shrubs; I have to do this regularly, otherwise they will take over my small garden. I have also emptied the summer pots and baskets on the patio and refilled them with cyclamens and pansies. The pansies were a bargain 98p a tray from the supermarket; all they needed was a little TLC! I have left some of the geraniums in the pots for the time being, as they are still flowering beautifully and I have taken cuttings from the rest. Also I am experimenting by leaving a few plants undercover on the patio this year to see if they survive the winter.
The star of the garden this month has to be the sedum. When the sun is shining the flower heads are covered in bees and butterflies.
My wisteria is flowering yet again! I have lost count of how many times it has bloomed this year! I even have a seasonally-confused foxglove in flower!
It is a shame to cut back some of the flowers and the garden will look a little sad for a while, but next year it will look so much better - hopefully! And if I can find any bare patches of earth, I plan to plant lots of daffodils. :)