Sometimes you are in for a sweet surprise. I thought the garden would be covered in a thick layer of autumn leaves and there would be no colour left, but I could not have been further from the truth.
Opening up my garden gate I step into an enchanted world. Rays of sunlight peak through big fluffy clouds and mist. The garden path is covered in red, yellow and amber coloured leaves. There are pine cones and hazelnuts everywhere. As I approach the garden house, I hear them cracking under my feet. It looks like there are hundreds of spider webs. I feel the wetness of them on my face. Hoping there are no stray spiders in my hair, or worse, my clothes. Since I have the garden, I am less afraid of insects, but there is one particular spider in the garden that still gives me the shivers. The body of the spider has a width of 1 cm and its legs are long and hairy. I had one in the sink of the outdoor kitchen recently.....and in my dreams that night. Yuk, what a nightmare :-)
It was my intention to lift my dahlia tubers and put them in storage, but the plants still looked lush and green and were full of flowers. There were even some new varieties in bloom, which I had not seen before. As the weather was fine, I fetched a chair and sat in the sun for a while. The Dahlia tubers can wait, so can the tulip bulbs.
Thank you for your sweet emails and comments on last weeks post. I haven't been able to reply them all, but I can assure you they are much appreciated by my daughters and I.
Have a great week ahead!