|The inevitable reds of fall|
|Cheery blooms and bright colours greeted me August|
|Much needed rain finally brought forth dahlia blooms|
|Limelight Hydrangea with new and old blooms side by side|
Even the plants are having some difficulty. Rust has shown up on some plants and these monkshood in the photo above appear to have almost mouldy looking tops on the flowers.
I'm hoping for a little relief come October. A few clear days on a weekend or two would be divine to finish cleaning up the vegetable garden. Rather than ignoring this chore, as I did last year, I'm hoping to get the veggie garden tucked up proper this season. Hopefully that will mean come spring I'll be ready to get a headstart on cool season vegetables.
|A number of beds have been cleaned out |
and 'bedded' down but there's still lots left to do
The black mulch clearly shows what got done and what didn't. This photo is looking back at the 'finished' portion. Although in all honesty, I have gone back to the supposedly finished side on numerous occasions and moved plants that I can already see were planted too close. I planted bulbs in the rain recently too. Adding Golden Echo daffodils, tulips and Allium roseum to the mix. This project will likely have to be finished next season though as along with rain we are running out of daylight hours.
Much like the bees swarming the Hummingbird Mint these days it's a race to see how much can be accomplished while the light and warmth still remain.