Tom’s Autumn Gardening Diary

Hello. Welcome to Tom’s Autumn Gardening Diary. It’s been a long time my friends since my last gardening diary. Tillie ruptured her achilles tendon when she chased a deer in the woods and had to have an operation to fix it. She then had 6 weeks crate rest and I looked after her with mummy. I didn’t want to leave her side so I didn’t do much in my garden. She’s fixed now.

Autumn has been a season of vibrant colourful change in Tom’s garden. Even on the dreich days I have found joy in my garden and the colder weather means I can do even more zoomies. Faster zoomies. Bigger zoomies. AND … I get to wear my Supertom jacket …

I look out of focus in this picture. That’s because I am zooming so fast.

Colours

The changing colours in the garden have been lovely. From lush green leaves on the trees to gorgeous golden and auburn colours on the ground. My garden looks different every day.

The leaves on the trees changed colour and started to fall to the ground …

Leaves on the ground are always fun to play with. They make the grass look like a fine patterned Axminster Carpet. I hope this picture gives their design department some inspiration for a new range –  ‘Inspired by Tom’s Garden’. I would buy a carpet that looked like this. With Tillie’s five pounds. …

We collect the leaves and use them as a natural mulch for our hedgelings. We are going to plant more hedgelings this winter. More Hawthorn in the woodland garden and Hornbeam in the playground garden. That’s very exciting.

The jasmine turned a pretty colour in Autumn …

The woods are stunning in Autumn. Here’s Tillie in the woods with her angel glow …

Ferns in the woods change from vibrant greens to russet browns …

Flowers

A few of my flowers have continued to delight us into autumn.

Here’s an orange flower …

And a pink rose in the hedgelings …

Here I am sniffing and nudging the Viburnum which also produces little black berries. It’s important for me to have a close relationship with my plants. I love my plants …

Berries

The birds get hungry in autumn but we have plenty of plants that produce berries for them to eat. Which is a good thing because we don’t want the birdies to get hangry. We also feed seed to the birds and fat balls. They smell yummy but unfortunately mummy puts them out of my reach.

Red berries on the holly tree …

Deep crimson berries on the Hawthorn …

And creamy yellow berries on the plant with no name. We still don’t know what this is. Maybe I’ll call it Jeff.

Birds, Butterflies and bees

We are very lucky to attract lots of different birds, butterflies and bees to the garden. The changing seasons bring different bird visitors. At the start of spring the swallows arrive after a long journey and the make babies and entertain us during the summer months. At the start of autumn we say goodbye to the swallows as they set off on their journey back south to enjoy a warmer climate. And then the geese arrived. They don’t stay in my garden – they hang out in their hundreds in the fields around us and are amazing to watch.

The butterflies disappeared when the flowers on the buddleia disappeared. Butterflies are beautiful. So are buddleias.

Here’s a pretty butterfly on a leaf …

A little house on wheels

Granny and Grandad came to visit us. They are really cool. They have a little house on wheels with a kitchen and everything. Granny and Grandad love to indulge in my favourite things. Granny cooks and bakes. Grandad gardens and eats the leftovers of what granny cooks and bakes.

Here’s granny going to get us cookies in their little house on wheels …

That’s Grandads legs in the background. Grandad didn’t get a cookie.

Here’s Grandad examining the moss growing on the tarmac and working out how to clean it up …

Soda crystals diluted in water did a fantastic job. Clever Grandad.

Lawnwoollies

The ground has been too wet for cutting the grass in autumn. But some escapee woollies from neighbouring fields visited our ballz pitch and very kindly cut the grass for us. They are safely back in their field now with their friends. Thank you woollies.

Here’s a picture of Tillie and me in the woodland garden. You can see that I’m busy gardening. Tillie isn’t. …

Well my friends, that’s all from Tom’s Autumn Gardening Diary. Join me next time for more gardening delights from Tom’s Garden. Meantime why not treat yourself to some Gingerbread Cookies. A perfect cookie for energy and warmth in the colder weather.

Bottoms up and happy gardening.

Tom x

 

Tom

Dreaming of owning a bakery shop where everybody buys cookies. For me.

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