PLAYING “FALL” AND CATCHUP

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It always starts very slowly but then a single branch on a tree turns gold amongst all the green and that signal seems to trigger every tree to join in and before you know it the season has changed and you had better get your WINTER act in place!

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First frosts, and some pretty serious cold snaps herald the time to say goodbye to all the annuals and hanging baskets. Tomatoes, cucumbers and delicates are done, autumnal displays need to be built and the quest for winter firewood begins.

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Off to Jones Pumpkin Patch we go, a quick sample of cider, and then the business of pumpkin and gourds selection for Brenda’s tribute to Autumn.

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Plenty of choice

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The Team’s 2017 selection

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Straw bales have to wait until Monday as our local source got the mildew.

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The Shade Garden under “leaf attack!”

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Monday and 3 bales of straw gets Brenda’s build underway. I’m off on my winter quest for 12 “Cadi” loads of firewood from my local sawmill at Aspen Wallwood.

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Two loads home, I don’t think they realize how much wood goes in the Cadi.

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Special upstairs autumn theme for the cat who changes it round as the mood takes him.

 

TONY DOWN

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