Well its been very wet and autumnal few weeks hasn’t it. There were a few days where I could gather and mulch the leaves for leafmould but they’re thoroughly wet as I write. We’ve enjoyed the last of our garden visits now. Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, was lovely as anticipated but I think it was only Mum and me that went along. We were lucky with the weather and the Acers were beautiful but we didn’t find time to see all of it and of course it’s a four hour round trip.
As we’ve said, we’ll leave firming up on next year’s outings until our AGM in January 2021. Whether or not it will be safer to make plans then remains to be seen. At the moment we have just the one diary entry for 2021 which is our visit to the Thenford Arboretum on Saturday 3rd July 2021 (one of their open days).
Have you got your spring bulbs in? It’s not too late, in fact November is better for planting tulips.
Here is the RHS guidance for things to do in November: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/in-month/november; pruning roses to prevent wind rock, raking up leaves, planting tulips, putting out bird food to attract winter visitors, planting winter bedding (I have a few trays of winter pansies and violas), there’s always plenty to do to prepare the garden for winter and the coming spring.