so I spent the morning in there, trying to get it all sorted out. Now to be fair, dd and her boyfriend did cut the grass for us while we were away, but despite it being the end of September the grass is still growing quite quickly. Growing even more quickly are the bain of my gardening life.......thistles. Dh came to the rescue and dug out all the thistles for me. Wouldn't touch anything else though as he's not sure what is what...............neither am I come to think of it!!!!
I also did a bit of fall clean up and prep. All the geraniums in the pots I cut them right back like this:
and I popped them into the cold cellar, pot and all to over winter. I don't water them, just let them go dormant, then around the end of March I bring them upstairs and water them and they come back to life. These ones will be five years old in these tubs.
We popped out to Lowes this afternoon and I picked up a couple of Fall Mums to replace the geraniums on the front porch. Nothing says Fall like Fall Mums.
There are still signs of summer in the garden with the odd marigold in flower:
I have a clematis flowering again.
And the Virginia Creeper is flowering, which is a bonus, as I bought it to cover the back fence not for its pretty flower.
I still have the vegetable garden to sort out. My mind is willing but my body is not!!! So I guess that's going to have to wait for another day......