The garden is cleared and the tender plants given away. It felt like an act of vandalism cutting down the Ricinus in their full glory on Saturday. They have grown superbly this summer and topped out at 2m+ (7ft ish) but they won't survive the frost. Although I love tender species and annuals, I do have a skeleton of permanent planting, so even after stripping the garden, it doesn't look bad. Even my pot area, which now contains a few shrubs and things that didn't get planted, looks quite presentable!
|Back garden from the house|
|The red and white border|
|The pot garden|
So folks, if you follow this blog regularly, apologies if there's a gap whilst we travel. We are due finally in Palm Springs in mid October and I'll tell you all about my travels from the autumnal land of the pampas over to the palm trees and sunshine of California.