Posted: 17/10/2016 at 14:40
We've spent nearly 3 hours in the garden
OH has netted the pond, deconstructed the beans and tomatoes and dug the bean patch over ready for a load of manure which will sit on there for the worms to play with over the winter. I've potted up bulbs, potted on cuttings, planted out hellebores and irises and some other perennials.
I've moved the pots of random plants around (you know the ones I mean, cuttings and seeds that have grown but you've nowhere to plant them - yet) most of them live behind the trellis fence which has the grapevine on it. I started tidying it up but discovered the biggest frog in the world had taken up residence there for the winter, so I quickly put things back where they were and she settled down in her snug corner again.
I've also tidied the little greenhouse ready to overwinter some plants that are on the border-line of being hardy - however, it's not time to put the begonias and dahlias away for the winter - they're still flowering their socks off.
Now the only other jobs left to do are planting the wallflowers - but they're in pots so not urgent, and sowing the broad beans. I would normally do them about now but it's still so mild and I don't want them to make soft and floppy growth, so I'll wait until it's a bit colder before I sow them.
I'm going to spend the rest of the afternoon on the sofa drinking coffee, knitting and resting my shoulder.