Helen's Garden Renovation Project

Thursday 1 November 2012

Leafy suburb

Filed under: Progress — Helen @ 3:47 pm

Every time autumn comes along, I realise I have forgotten about the sheer quantity of leaves that come down and which I have to get rid of.

Leafy overview of the right hand side of the garden

Leafy overview of the right hand side of the garden

Since my last entry, I have filled in the hole left by the bay tree (near enough) and taken up the slabs of the path. I still need to break up the foundation – after removing the leaves.

I was not expecting a lot of autumn colour from my new plants, because they are so young, but one of my blueberries has gone a beautiful mixture of purple and red.

Red leaves on blueberry

Red leaves on blueberry

The Euonymus europaeus Red Cascade has not managed any winged fruits, but is making a noticeable attempt to wear this autumn’s colours.

Euonymus colouring up for autumn

Euonymus colouring up for autumn

So, my tasks for November are to get rid of the leaves, chop up the bay tree into manageable pieces, and break up the path foundation. As usual, whether or not I achieve these will depend on the weather.

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