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A tranquility found no other time

"A late summer garden has a tranquility found no other time of the year." -  William Longgood There are lots of changes happening in the garden as the summer plants die down and autumn takes over. But the garden is still a place of tranquility, particularly on dryer days. Volunteers have been watering when they can, and weeding and deadheading when they pop in. There seems to be a bit of a competition between them concerning how many weedsthey collect. With photos being sent as proof of how hard they have worked. Competition seems a good idea, if it keeps the garden tidy. Some sunflowers were damaged in recent strong winds, so these have been cut down. The heads are being left around for bir

Giving an impression of beauty and delight

“There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight.”  Gertrude Jekyll And our spot of ground is looking good and seems to delight our visitors. I can’t believe it’s September already and autumn has started. September is seen as a month of harvesting. The Welsh name for September, Medi, means harvest for example. And we are harvesting our veg along with everyone else. We’ve started tidying plants up as they get past their best. Some have suffered from the recent dry spell, so we have been watering floppy sunflowers and curling leaves when we can.There’s still plenty of flowers for the bees though and

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