Autumn is well under way, shown by an inundation of acorns and leaves, writes the Uckfield News Anonymous Gardener.
Smart gardeners are, however, looking forward and planning for the spring.
This is the time of year when your work will pay off with a glorious show of flowers from late winter to knocking on the door of summer.
The last of the summer bedding was finally taken out.
The fuchsia lasted incredibly well but it was time for it to go to make way for a range of bulbs.
We have planted crocuses, ‘Flaming Parrot’ tulips, ‘Curly Sue’ tulips and miniature daffodils. As well as this we also planted lots of wallflowers in the front garden and the back borders.
Polyanthus and pansies will flower through the winter during mild spells before giving a great show next March and April.
We also planted some unusual looking tubers – aconites which should be a joy to see early in the new year when there are few other flowers
A few months ago we started to grow a lavender plant from seed.
For a long time it was kept inside the house and then when big enough was transplanted into a pot and put outside.
This month however it was time for the plant to go in the garden border. It may look a little straggly but it the smell is wonderful.
It has been interesting to watch the evolution of the Sedum this month. It goes from a light pink to a magenta colour, this is the stage I captured it at, but then goes a much darker ruddy brown colour.
The hydrangea has also been looking very nice.
This is also the month for creepy crawlies, whilst gardening I have spotted lots of spiders and even more spiders webs in the fuchsia and rose bushes.
With the morning dew they look very attractive.