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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Autumn Begins.

It's now officially autumn and the weather is taking a turn for the worse. The weather man was advising us to get our jumpers out. Today we had a little of everything, a misty morning, bright sunshine and quick showers but generally warm. Last night we had some very heavy rain, it sounded as if gravel was being poured onto the conservatory roof, and the drive suffered a bit with a large pile of gravel and rocks ending up in the yard. I've been out this evening raking and shovelling because if you don't repair the damage straight away the effects of the next heavy rain are much greater. There is some colour up in the scree garden as the last of the sedums comes into flower complimenting the various other varieties that are already flowering up there.
I took this shot during yet another shower simply to show how drab parts of the garden are getting. It won't be long before I finally decide to dump the hanging baskets and replace them with some large wind chimes. By a stroke of luck I got one of the autumn jobs done easily last Saturday. When I returned home from my shopping morning it was to find the builder standing on the roof ridge repairing the last of our chimneys. I took advantage of his roof ladders which were in just the right spot for me to get to the climbing rose which always needs a major trim in the autumn. We do have long ladders but I find them hard to move around so I usually settle for my lighter decorating ladder but it only reaches about 10ft and I end up stretching dangerously and half climbing out of windows to reach the roses. With the full length ladder going right up to the roof I had the job done in no time and even got the builder move the ladders over a bit so I could reach over the porch. The builder also went round and sorted out all the guttering which had been leaking and letting water run down the walls. Hopefully now the damp will clear from those walls.
Friday tomorrow - Hooray!


Happyone :-) said...

I always feel a bit sad when all the flowers die.
Record heat here in my part of the world. Supposed to be in the 90's!! Normally it would be 70 at this time of year.

Domestic Executive said...

Once again I find it hard to get my head around the fact that you're heading into autumn and we're celebrating Spring. Even if its felt like a winter's day here.