First, the current success:
The lettuce are doing well at the moment. As with the onions, I have been deliberating over the necessity of a cloche. In a few nights the night time temperatures are expected to drop to three degrees Celsius but at ten degrees tonight I think I’ll deliberate a bit longer.
I’m also toying with the idea of moving the compost bin as I think it might have attracted a resident that I’m not comfortable with in the garden. Still, I will continue to monitor the situation as there is nowhere to move it to right now and I feel the need to rest my bones a bit.
Not that the need to rest stopped me from chopping down the Jerusalem artichokes this afternoon. The flowers had mostly finished and the stems were very much dead.
The hosta is also about to disappear for the winter
Even though I’ve decided it has to come out, I’m glad I left the bush so that I could enjoy the leaves. Some leaves on the strawberry plants are the same colour and it seems the leaves on the deciduous trees in the garden are also starting to take on an autumn hue.
There are lots of buds on the apple tree, so I am now curious to see whether these will become branches or fruit. I did read somewhere about the different type of buds but I can’t remember now.