October has arrived and that means that there is only 1 month left to come and visit us! (The 31st of October will be our last day open for the 2019 season)
The garden has been experiencing so much wind and rain in the last couple of weeks and I got very lucky today when the sunshine came out for my visit 🌞 Leaves are coming down with increasing regularity and you can see the beginning of the colour change in several of the acers. Autumn always makes me feel nostalgic and the feeling of change is everywhere you look. Plants are preparing for the winter months, the light is becoming more golden and the temperatures are dropping.
Today I walked the garden bathed in sunlight and due to the rain of yesterday the leaves were shining with moisture. Trees are preparing for dormancy with colours just beginning to turn from the Summer shades of green, purple and red to the brighter autumn pallet. It will be a few weeks yet before they peak – hopefully just before we close for the season.
I was pleased to find the Koi carp still hungry and keen to feed when I fed them this morning and I enjoyed spotting the new additions to the pond that arrived a few weeks ago – some very bright Japanese Koi which have made themselves at home and were enjoying breakfast with the other bigger fish.
Our gardeners are working daily to collect the falling leaves but every gust of wind is bringing more to the ground, which is one of the things I love about autumn; although not one of the gardeners favourites 😂
This week I spent some time moving our succulents indoors as temperatures are getting cooler. All the succulents are now homed in the Indoor House (with the Indoor Bonsai).
Please enjoy viewing some of my photos captured this morning – pictured below –