Saturday, 22 September 2012

Garden Stars

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. :)


Jelly Jam said...

hello Swapper!! Nice to 'meet' you. Am off to trundle around your blog now and find out a bit more. I've not done a swap before, have you?
Ellie x

thesnailgarden said...

Hi Ellie and welcome to my blog. Yes I have taken part in quite a few swaps, including all of Laalaa's ones in 2012. Looking forward to swapping with you. Best wishes, Pj x

Jooles said...

beautiful flowers, i need to have a little tidy in my garden this weekend.
i hope your daughter is settling in ok x
happy weekend
love jooles x