Gosh, what a difference a day in the garden can make.
We got the leaves and apples raked up - yes, it will need to be done again, but little and often (well, quite a lot and often, but you get the picture!).
Table and chairs put away - it has rained since, causing the puddle!
Ornaments collected and put in the shed, and the lights and all sorts of other things. Precious pots put away. Plastic pots sorted and tidied up.
I cleared the veg beds of the last few stragglers and we put the bird table in one.
I "planted" the things from the precious pots I put away. No idea if they will survive or not, but if I don't try, they certainly won't. I thought that if I put them here I could wrap them in fleece when it gets really cold. I don't have a cold frame, and there is no room at the inn (shed), so this will have to do!
Still in their pots
In the bed
Cutting back happened to tidy things up.
The lavender hedge got it's annual haircut. From this
The bench and table moved onto the patio in case we want to have a sit out before it gets toooooo cold! The chiminea has gone away, but we can soon take the cover off if we want to sit out on bonfire night!
We wanted to make sure that our new table was alright over the winter and we don't have a cover for it, so we took the top off and put it in the shed and stored the base.
Umbrellas stored away - 'cause let's face it, there is no way it is going to be hot enough now to need to sit under an umbrella! No more barbeques either.
Rocky is staying out though - he is a hardy (!) soul.
Pumpkin is waiting to go out on the step for Halloween.
We also got some real actual pumpkins to decorate the front step with - we are not pumpkin carvers in this house! - no more crysanthamum's at the garden centre though, but we got this pretty pot of flowers instead.
There are still some lovely mums in the garden though.
The grapes are ripe, but I ran out of time to pick them yesterday and today it is raining, so they will have to wait for a dry day.
The mushrooms are loving this weather. I'm not loving the mushrooms however!
There are lots of berries around at the moment, the birds will be happy.
Still lots to be done, but I have ticked lots of things off my October List!!