Blog: Autumn’s upon us already – our heating’s coming on!
True, we had about three warm, sunny days but any memory of them is blotted out by the torrential rain followed by two days of very early northerly gales at the end of last week.
Anyway, here are the highlights…
The newcomers are curry plant Korma, Melianthus (honey bush), Chamaecyparis obtusa Gitte (Hinoki Cypress), Viburnum x bodnantense Dawn, Sarcoccocca obtusa (sweet box) and Astilboides tabularis (shieldleaf Rodgersia).
The outdoor season’s ended early for the likes of the bananas and ginger, which had to be unceremoniously dumped in the greenhouse to save them from chilly nights. Now they’re on their way upstairs to their permanent winter positions in the conservatory. For more on overwintering tender plants. click here.
The raspberries are still ticking over but the tomatoes are finished in the conservatory (still going in the greenhouse). I blame this poor harvest squarely on the compost I used – I’m not naming names but I won’t be using it again.