Category Archives: Cutting back perennials

September brings a romantic light to the garden

The sun is lower in the sky and starts to back light the leaves and flowers still in bloom. The lime green foliage sings out with greater impact against darker shadows.  Temperatures are cooler increasing  our enthusiasm, energy and motivation.

Still we are not restricted by layers of clothing to ward off the cold.  This is all good as Autumn is a busy and physically challenging season.  So much to cut back and compost or burn, plants to dig up and divide so they can put on more root growth before the winter strikes. This is soon followed by barrowing mulch around the garden to protect certain plants and bulbs from wintery conditions.

Today we made  a start on a rather over-grown border by the moat.  More pressing tasks have drawn us away from this area for too long.

Personally, I love seeing the beautiful dark soil exposed again and once more framing the last blooms of summer.

This video is a before and after shot of our days work.  Unfortunately not as obviously as I would like…you really should have  been there!

And this is our last views of the garden today:

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