The Yvestown Blog · Sep 12, 2013

September Garden

And all of a sudden it's cold outside, am I wearing socks in my shoes and do I need to put the heating on. Summer left us just over the weekend and my garden is changing.

Do you remember this post?

This is what it looks like today. I'm so pleased.

Gardening, like decorating, is all about taste. I personally don't like manicured gardens with perfectly cut hedges, flower beds that compliment one another and no room for growth. I basically don't like gardens that are not allowed to be a garden.

Each spring I plant new stuff in my raised beds and just wait what happens next. Each year I do this, I love it even more as I get to experiment. I will not cut, not replant, everything that goes in in spring will stay there until it's time to clean up. So year by year I'll have a different garden.

What I've learned from this year's garden is that spring was great, summer good but the early autumn garden is too green. I forgot to plant autumn flowers.

The geraniums are still doing great, the verbena I've planted two years ago throughout the whole garden are also doing fantastic, but I'll have to sow more flowers next year.

Thank you so much for reading and for your comments. They boost me, to know that I'm not just writing into the void.

How's your garden growing, what kind of early autumn plants do you recommend?

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