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Autumn hues

September is such a lovely month, with lots of colour and a joyful sense of completion. There is still a lot to do in the garden, like planting bulbs and new trees and putting a last layer of mulch over the borders. Where I want to make new beds I lay a cover of newspapers and a thick mulch of compost or leaves to suffocate the grass. I tend not to dig downwards in the soil, but to build it up instead. No dig gardening is becoming increasingly popular, and I am a fan of trying it out and sparing my back at the same time.

When planting trees I always take measure of the size of their pots and make the hole twice as big before I plant them in a mix of compost and soil. Autumn is great for planting trees and woody shrubs, as they settle in before the frost hits the ground and get a great start early in the spring. It also frees up time next season when there is much else to do.

I love the quietness of autumn too, and enjoy just spending time outdoors. It is such a fleeting moment when the leaves turn yellow, and before you know it they start to drop of the trees and need to be collected.

This year I have heaped them in drifts at Humlegård in two places where I want to have new plantings next year. Firstly below the purple shrubs by the lawn, as here only weeds have grown previously and I now intend to plant a low shrubbery instead. Secondly by the path to the sauna, where eventually I will make a herb garden of sorts.

The kitchen garden is off to bed, and not long after the snow started to fall. I might as well pack my bags and go travelling, as there is not much to do here anymore!

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Nov 26, 2019

Lovely autumn hues and very lovely photos too. Your house and gardens look fantastic. We have a very grey and ugly November this year so I look forward to December and all the lights that light up the windows/houses and gardens and streets. Have a nice week.


Nov 23, 2019

Visst är september en härlig sensommarmånad, men november är desto tristare. Så nu vill man bara gå i ide till jul. Sen har man dom enormt långa och ohyggligt trista jan-feb-mars innan det är dags för vår igen!

Men...som vanligt kan man ju inte göra nåt åt det hela, det är bara att acceptera. Eller så kan man flytta till varmare nejder.....


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