Fall is here. The nights are drawing in earlier each day. The blue skies and sunny days haven’t quite disappeared but there is a distinctive winter chill in the air. In the garden the herbaceous borders across the country our winding down and the winter shrubs are taking centre stage.
It’s not too late to be planting, moving or introducing new plants into the garden. The ground below is still warm from the summer sun. This is the perfect time for new plants to establish themselves firmly amongst the borders, building their root system through the winter, ready to make an entrance in the spring.
Here in Fownhope we have welcomed a couple of new arrivals into our garden hedge. A pair of chirpy winter Robins who have set up home and seem to be rather fond of fruit cake.
My plant of the month for October has to be: