There's been some lovely sunshine for gardening in this month.
It's all going on this month! Joe's digging up the driveway, to level it and then lay hardcore and gravel. He's digging up lots of soil, which he's making into a pile at the bottom of the garden. I've been sieving the soil and topping up my raised beds with it, and when the driveway is finished I'll sieve some more of the soil and put it in my front garden raised beds.
Here is drive progress...
I've also been making progress with the side garden. I think I've said before that I basically don't weed unless I have another plant to replace the weed with - to cut down on the work of constantly weeding an area and trying to keep the soil clear, when mother nature clearly has different ideas. I focused on this area under my Discovery apple tree this year, and I think it's been pretty successful.
If you look at the far left of the photo above you can see all those green weeds, they're next on my to weed list, but maybe next year!
I've planted strawberries, wild strawberries, chives, garlic chives, Siberian perennial onions, red and white clover, curry plant, rosemary, sedum and yellow creeping Jenny, as well as daffodil and tulip bulbs for the spring.
I'm pretty happy with my raised beds, I'm eagerly awaiting my first courgette of the year - I was soo late planting this year! I've had loads of kale and some chard, but I'm still waiting to see if my other late plantings of cauliflower, sweetcorn and shallots are going to do anything.
I'm also waiting for all these tomatoes to go red. Putting this planter on the corner here, which is the sunniest part of the garden was the best decision - these are the healthiest tomatoes I've ever grown. The beans and peppers I've tried to grow round the sides of the basket haven't worked so well though, I'll have to rethink it ready for next year.
All of my blueberry plants have been repotted, and I've been rewarded with lots of blueberries and loads of new growth too.
That's about it for the garden this month. It must be autumn, because my 'autumn joy' sedum has started flowering
How's your garden this month?