After all that rain and floods and horrific weather, then we get a day like this. Yes it’s cold but what a beautiful day. A great day to get out into the garden if you have a chance.
- A small bit of Autumn colour left on a Japanese Maple after all the wind and rain here in Dunsland.
First job will no doubt be clearing up the debris and repairing the damage done over the last few days and unfortunately maybe more to come before Thursday.
Its also time to look at any unstable trees or at risk branches and maybe take action now to prevent any damage in the future.
It is also the ideal time to start cutting back Herbaceous perennials (remember to leave some seed heads for the birds to feed on) and ornamental grasses. Many of the Herbaceous plants can be divided from now to February so if you want to increase the numbers of plants like Hostas etc in the garden, lift them now, cut with a secateurs or knife making sure that each little division contains a growing tip. Same advice will apply to most Herbacous perennials.
- Hopstas like this one can be divided at this time of year
More later but for now enjoy the garden and the good news is that the forecast from Thursday onwards is for sunshine with little or no rain and hopefully no strong winds.
We had lightening here on Saturday night and I saw on one Forecast that there is a risk of Tonadoes in Britain and Ireland over the following days!!
Hopefully Sunday will be good weather for the first of the two Christmas markets here in Dunsland.