Autumn is here

It is already 1st October and in-between rain showers, it still feels mild, but it is definitely autumn and there is a list of jobs to be done in the garden.

Of all the seasons, and there is something that I truly love about each:

  • crisp, cold, clear days of winter
  • new, regenerative days of spring
  • warm, longs days of summer

I really do love Autumn, the diffused light, the colour palette of the garden, the starkness of seed heads amongst the still vibrant colours of growth – there is still so much to see and do.

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The RHS (The Royal Horticultural Society) provide a list of tasks to be accomplished in October – a good guide for the novice gardener.

From me, just a quick reminder to ensure that your Botanical Cushions last through the seasons.

  • Remember that the covers can be removed and gently washed in the washing machine – 30 degrees is the best temp
  • Allow the pads to fully dry out, if possible, a few spins in the tumble drier will ensure any moisture is removed
  • Use your cushions indoors during the cooler months
  • Or if storing, ensure the covers and pads are completely dry to prevent any mildew or damage to the fabric and store in dry conditions

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. 

Liberty Hyde Bailey

Liberty Hyde Bailey was an American horticulturist and botanist who was cofounder of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 

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