Gardening in autumn has changed. As a seasonal gardener, I am now much more likely to plant young plants, such as lavender and rosemary at this time of the year, than I would in spring.
We have had some very dry springs, followed by dry summers, and having paid attention to them for several years now, and seen the effect of the weather on various gardens, locally, I have decided to do some autumn planting this year. Usually, I wait until spring.
Why not try this yourself? At least there should be some rain to help you on your way with the settling in period for the roots.
I’ve been rooting some salvia, rosemary and lavender from cuttings I took earlier this year.
I will let you know how the beds are getting on in the spring.
For now, here are some photos of the gardens this September. Don’t they look lovely?
Do let me know if you recognise this shrub. The loose unclustered berries are quite unusual.
And here is something Christmassy looking to get you in the mood for some shopping:
Herb gardens are a must, whatever size your garden is. You can use pots if you haven’t room. They bring scent and are green havens. Always plant rosemary for some height and soft sculpture.
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