Suddenly it's autumn!
I've been planting lots of bulbs this month, in big pots and in any spaces I can find in the garden too.
My garden chum this month was this big ol' spider!
Quite often I'm kept company by one or two squirrels, who race along the fence and jump into the trees from the shed roof. It makes quite a noise! This one is Pirate Pete, the one eyed squirrel!
The lilac tree we cut down last month has made lots of new sprouts, I'm so glad it's growing back!
Most excitingly, we got raised beds for the front garden! Last month I was talking about digging bigger beds in the front garden, but I read a book about front garden growing and decided raised beds would be quicker and a lot less digging.
I've filled one up so far, using the lasagna method (lots of layers!), and planted onion sets, garlic, rainbow chard and perpetual spinach seeds, leek seeds and some pansies from a bargain 20p pack of almost dead plug plants from Wilkos.
As well as being excited about having some extra growing space, with nicer soil, spending all weekend in the front garden doing something unusual means I've spoken to loads of neighbours I haven't met before. Lovely!
I had some onion sets left over, so I popped them in the garden bed, in the space where the broad beans were. I don't hold out much hope for these ones, the soil isn't great in this bed. I'm planning to harvest some of these onions early, and to eat the leaves, so maybe I'll get something out of them.
This is a very confused strawberry!
There are still some pretty, colourful flowers!
This is the garden bed at the side of the house. In the foreground you can see my courgette plant (it's grown lots of courgettes, sadly slugs keep getting to them before I do), and my autumn raspberries, in the background are lots of lovely herbs.
Here's the garden in all it's glory!
What's happening in your gardens this month?