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Hints of Autumn

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Lisagran Sun 18-Aug-19 21:55:59

I like all the seasons for different reasons, but I do love Autumn! Today, in the garden, there were a few signs that Autumn is on its way - sedums starting to colour up, Japanese anemones, Michaelmas daisies, etc. Hopefully a few more warm and sunny weeks yet though!

GabriellaG54 Mon 19-Aug-19 11:27:07

Owls...πŸ¦‰πŸ¦‰ my favourite.
I had a wonderful 3 hour experience with owls via a Groupon gift card.
I'm tempted to say it was a hoot but that would make me a twit twoooo πŸ˜‚

Craftycat Mon 19-Aug-19 11:41:16

Never liked Autumn- everything is dying.
I love Spring when everything is coming alive again.

Squiffy Mon 19-Aug-19 12:02:42

Gabriella Euonymus and hebes are evergreen shrubs and come in different sizes (+ easily pruned if necessary!). There are variegated types, too. Hebes flower in Spring. Easy peasy to look after - always a bonus!

Lisagran Mon 19-Aug-19 12:05:18

Thanks, Gabriella. Daphne Odora is a lovely scented shrub (2). Abelias are quite pretty - especially the darker leaved ones (2). Hebes are easy and useful too (3). Probably best to cultivate (see what I did there grin) a good relationship with a local small nursery and get advice from them as to what’s good to grow in your area?

Lisagran Mon 19-Aug-19 12:12:26

Abelia is pic 1

Scribbles Mon 19-Aug-19 12:26:18

The farm shop is stacked up with plums, marrows and parsnips and there's a distinct coolness to the early morning air.

Whitewavemark2 Mon 19-Aug-19 12:29:13

Birds getting their winter plumage. Noisy black-headed gulls no longer black.

Aepgirl Mon 19-Aug-19 12:38:50

Yes, my Acer is changing from green to orange.

Anrol Mon 19-Aug-19 13:08:43

The birds begin to sing different songs as summer comes to an end and the robins start to sing their beautiful lilting song again after being quiet for several weeks.

GabriellaG54 Mon 19-Aug-19 13:21:04

Thanks girls 😁😁 Squiffy and Lisagran
I'll take those photos and suggestions to the garden centre tomorrow and place an order.
I just love Autumn. πŸ¦”πŸπŸ‚

GabriellaG54 Mon 19-Aug-19 13:25:07

I must look at my local farm shop when at the nursery tomorrow.
It's exciting to look forward to plum cobbler with custard and warming home-made soups. πŸ˜€πŸ˜‹

Namsnanny Mon 19-Aug-19 13:30:38

I posted on the garden thread, I've already bought and planted my first spring bulbs!

That's always a sign of the year moving on.

I tend to wait until they reduce the price later on in the year, but daffs gave a poor display this spring, so I thought I'd get going early to see if they do better next spring.

Musicgirl Mon 19-Aug-19 13:58:05

I love Autumn. As l have spent all my life being governed by school terms l always feel as if September is the real start of the year. The smells and colours of autumn are amazing and it is often still quite warm but l love the nip in the air that often comes with it. For many years l had reduced hearing due to mastoid problems. I did not know that leaves on the ground made a noise as you walk through them but a miracle operation has meant that l can experience this for myself now and l am like a five year old crunching through the leaves. There is only one problem with Autumn. September and October are usually glorious but they give way to November, which, alongside January has to be the dreariest month of the year.

tiredoldwoman Mon 19-Aug-19 14:16:56

I heard geese flying over last week , then this morning the first of the enormous spiders was high on the wall - he's up Henry now .

Nanny41 Mon 19-Aug-19 16:03:08

Heather flowering, silver birches turning yellow, tomato plants finished bearing fruit, lots of signs of early Autumn this year,hey its only the middle of August.

Coolgran65 Mon 19-Aug-19 16:11:36

My japanese anemones are beautiful growing just outside the lounge window. Rowan berries are colouring and I’m about to switch on the heating for an hour.

winterwhite Mon 19-Aug-19 16:34:24

DH uses the (Yorkshire?) expression 'back-endish' which annoys me because it sounds so depressing and seems to wish away the last of summer. September can be a lovely month in the garden and the kitchen but I still associate it with going back to hateful school.

Nannyxthree Mon 19-Aug-19 17:27:36

Helping to sew- in name tapes in school clothing soon so autumn must be near. Also filling the freezer with home grown fruit and veg.

Foxyfred Mon 19-Aug-19 18:30:03

I love the scent of Autumn. It is my favorite time of the year. Got married end October 1972. The sun was shining. The colours stunning and leaves on the ground. We were lucky I guess. Could have been so different.

phoenix Mon 19-Aug-19 18:32:26

The abundance of berries is an indication of the season past, not the one to come!

Sheilasue Mon 19-Aug-19 19:09:23

loads of blackberries in our local meadow.

Harris27 Mon 19-Aug-19 19:12:35

Theres definitely a nip in the air in the ne. I do love our changing seasons though the dark nights sometimes depress me!

Barmeyoldbat Mon 19-Aug-19 19:25:14

I just love Autumn and noticed last week when I was out on my bike the signs and feel of ofAutumn coming. We are going to go blackberry picking over the next few weeks, plenty around here.

I love to make blackberry wine and crumble, hopeless at making jam even with a jam maker.

Ohmother Mon 19-Aug-19 19:28:20

I LOVE autumn. I made a friend laugh when I told her I thought spring was a bit β€˜twee’. πŸ˜‚

pinkquartz Mon 19-Aug-19 20:32:56

It does indeed feel like autumn and it never used to be, not in used to be summer.
I do like this weather though. Warm sunshine better than too hot.