A window of warm and dry weather at the beginning of October has allowed
us to re-paint our tool shed. Environment-friendly shed treatment was
distributed in pots to all and coveralls were provided to minimise spread of
paint. Many hands certainly made light work and after two sessions the
shed looks almost like new with two thick coats applied. All being well the
shed, which is a vital hub for our garden activities, will now live on for
several more years without requiring too much additional maintenance.
Another key development has been the decommissioning of our old
scarecrow and its replacement with a resplendent new model, complete
with decorative shirt and smart red (wedding) hat! Let’s hope he takes his
duties seriously and guards those vegetable patches from unwanted avian
guests (and ideally moles too!).
The last of the vegetables are now being gathered as we head towards the
seasonal end of activities and the traditional autumn party. As yet we’ve
avoided a frost and so the raspberries, beans and tomatoes are still being
harvested. At the edge of the garden the sunflowers continue to give
structural interest and beyond the Gilberts Nursery dahlia field remains in
full bloom and provides a wonderfully colourful backdrop.
Thanks, as always, to Gilbert’s Nursery and Tearooms for their continued
support and supplying us with drinks and cake to keep us going.