It's October now and autumn has definitely begun. Although the garden is still looking very lush and only a few plants have just started changing leaf colours and shedding them, preparations have begun for the coming colder months.
First things first, start treating and shifting our pots of succulents. It wasn't easy to break up the display we created for the summer but I took a deep breath and just went on with it.
I really ought to get a potting bench. This squatting malarkey isn't good for my back long term. Still one has to smile...
For the whole of last week it was sunny and dry, albeit with significantly cooler temperatures than the previous month. The week before though we had so much rain which helped most of the succulent to bulk up even more.
But there are lots of pots to shift so one must carry on.
As expected we didn't get to finish moving them all. We weren't expecting to anyway. Autumn preparation usually goes on for weeks but we've had a good head start already.
I'll miss the succulent display we had last summer...
But they don't look too bad under cover either.
They'll keep me company as I spend more time once again, during the colder months in the koi shed.