End of days

9 Oct

The garden had a very close shave last night. I can’t see any frost damage anywhere, but there was frost on the grass half way down the road as I dropped Alex off at school this morning. Phew. Time to begin in earnest with the emergency gardening, packing away the tender plants.

But first, some photographs taken this morning. It is almost touching to see the hardy plants begin to lose their leaves in preparation for the coming cold, while the more tender ones – unused as they are to frost – carry on as usual, green as an apple, caution thrown to the wind.

Here we go then, warts and all i’m afraid. Ignore the grass: the mower’s playing up and it’s been raining a lot. Oh be honest – I can’t be bothered with the stuff. The children enjoy it.
This following is an oleander I bought at half price. Things bought at this time of year are never part of the plan but they freshen the place up a bit when I feel a bit jaded towards the end of the season.The rain has rotted the main stem on the aloe striatulaEcheveria runyonii ‘Topsy-Turvy’ is in flower, just –

That’s the lot!


2 Responses to “End of days”

  1. Peter/Outlaw October 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    Yikes! Frost already? I often leave the massive migration of the tender plants until the last minute and end up racing in and out on some dark, cold, wet November evening when the weather man has delivered a particularly cold forecast.

    • thechthonianlife October 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

      I know what you mean, I usually end up doing the emergency gardening after dark by the light of a head torch. Hopefully things’ll turn out like last year when I only had a couple of very light frosts by the year’s end.

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