Seasonal Garden Confusion!
I’m in a quandary!
I’m relatively new to this gardening lark but I do have some idea of what should happen when. Unfortunately, mother Nature has decided to play a few tricks on me and I’m completely muddled! For instance, around the beginning middle of September, we expect to cut the grass for the last time before the winter. Here it is today 8th December!
Can you see the length of it? Good grief it will be miles high and take a sythe to cut it in the spring! Around the same time (mid September) I empty my pots and put in some fresh compost and plant my bulbs. I love daffodils so this is not a chore for me. However, this is what I saw today!
Can you see that fuchsia at the back? Still blooming as if it was the summer.
Even one of the prepared pots is showing signs of emerging plant (look closely by the lump at the back. See it?)
So, I’m in a pickle. I have bulbs waiting to go in but I can’t bring myself to pull up plants that are still flowering and the grass is too wet to cut. Searching for garedening might give me some ideas or I might even have to pay a trip to one of my favourite places that has already been featured here ‘The Garden Centre Conspiracy’.
What is happening in your garden? Are you keeping up with the seasonal jobs list? How do you shorten grass when it’s too wet to mow??