Posted: 11/05/2014 at 23:20
Hogweed, you sound very nice. A little blip though of low thinking but that will lift and I hope so.
Lets start with those late summer perennials. Heleniums, asters,chrysanthemums,,rudbekias, dahlias, sedums, cannas, etc will all provide autumn colour.
Growing perennials and less annuals make life easier I think. Hardy geraniums will cut down on the weeding and cover, floriferously, a large area.
I guess gardening can be energy sapping so maybe just pacing yourself and not worry too fastidiously about it can make it easier.
Just enjoy your garden.