With the local weather forecast set for dry conditions up until Sunday, P decided to have a good tidy up outside and get everything ready for the forthcoming season.
Not much opportunity now to use the garden table and chairs so they have been given a clean and are now stored in the greenhouse, which has finished its summer job of growing tomatoes and peppers.
The patio and drive have been swept clear - at least until the next batch of fallen leaves banks up huge piles of mulch material against the walls - and P's new toy (his power washer) has cleaned all the grime from the paving.
The grass has had its final cut and the mower cleaned and put away now until the Spring.
The coal bucket has been filled and brought up to sit beside the fire, along with a stack of logs from the wood pile.
It's that time of year again. Time to dig out that bottle of Croft Particular and the old chestnut roasting pan.
Leaves stored in black bags make great leaf mould. Do you collect seaweed?ReplyDelete
We don't collect seaweed, but P makes stinky nettle tea fertiliser.Delete
He usually puts the fallen leaves into a big compost heap at the bottom of the garden with the grass cuttings. It takes a couple of years but makes good compost.
Yes I make nettle fertilizer with a pillowcase of cow poo, nettles and grass clippings. You can never have enough compost.ReplyDelete
JayCee you paint such a nice image of Autumnal preparations. MMakes me feel nice and snug already.ReplyDelete
That's good to hear Weaver. I am snug this evening with a small glass of tawny port and an oatcake after watching one of our lovely Peel sunsets.Delete
Dig out the Croft Particular? What do you have when cooking?ReplyDelete
Anything in a bottle.Delete
It is surprising that an aristocrat has to complete all those menial tasks. Why doesn't he tell Mellors to get busy?ReplyDelete
He was busy elsewhere.Delete
We've got the chestnuts - just need the fire and your long-handled fandangled thing for roasting them. What else can you do with chestnuts?ReplyDelete
They make a tasty stuffing for the Christmas turkey.Delete
And woe betide the person who forgot to pierce the shell of each chestnut because the effects of an exploding chestnut could involve a lot of clearing up.ReplyDelete
Oh yes. Been there, done that!Delete
Kalo himona'. Enjoy a cosy winterReplyDelete
Looking forward to it now.Delete
We’ve started to put the garden to bed but the ferns still look good so will cut them back later. We could do with P and his power washer on our old brick patio ! It’s looking mossy and very grubby. XXXXReplyDelete
He is washing everything!!!Delete
We woke up yesterday morning to another hard frost at the camp. Much to our surprise, the water froze. We checked the thermometer and it was 15 degrees F. -9 C. My heart broke a little. We will close up the camp and winterize it for winter this week.ReplyDelete
Hi Debby. I don't think I have seen you here before. Thanks for visiting and commenting. -9C??? Ouch. Our autumn seems positively balmy in comparison.Delete
I shall pop over and take a look at your blog. Looking forward to reading your posts.