I had a wander around my garden yesterday. I had thought that there wasn’t anything to show at the moment, and that it was all about the trees!
But, I did find a few splashes of colour, along with more signs of autumn. The leaves on our oak trees are starting to turn. Two petunias have flowered among the fallen leaves. The hydrangea is looking strangely sad, but I love the mauve petals. Bushes are changing colour and there are red berries to be found.
I have yet to start planting all my lovely bulbs. We didn’t have a spare minute last weekend! Assuming the rain holds off, it’s one of my jobs for this weekend. It will be a good chance to get the boys out into the garden and engaged again.
But, as we really are all about the trees: how are they getting on?
The leaves are falling in earnest now, and many trees have already lost their leaves entirely. Silhouettes of branches have started to replace the vibrant, dense colours. A blanket of brightly coloured, crunchy leaves covers many pavements.
Temperatures are dropping and some days it is starting to feel properly, see your breath, cold. As we head towards November the chances of snow start to increase.
I’m not ready for winter yet, I’d like to hang on to autumn for a little while longer!
I am linking up with the wonderful Mammasaurus again for her ‘How does your garden grow?’ linky. Click on the badge and be inspired.