AND STILL THE SUMMER LASTS

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Today still warm and sunny and yet we are in the second half of September, so we are having an Indian summer for sure.  My friend decided to tackle the front garden, cutting hedges mainly.  This meant that there was a lot of shredding to be done.  There was also quite some weeds and moss growing that had to be dealt with.  The garden here, and in particular the hedges are now nearly forty years old, we just stuck cuttings into the soil, and they started to grow – on average they grow nearly two meters per summer ~ a lot of stuff to shred every year, but this makes lots of lovely mulch down the line.  They are mainly Privet, Griselinia, and Cotoneaster.  Some winters ago when we had below 15 degrees Celsius here, which is very rare, a lot of the hedging got damaged and there are a few gaps here and there that have not been seen too since.  So a lot of hard work in this aging garden.  We have one beautiful little tree in the front garden of which the leaves become quite red in the autumn, they are on the way now.

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The leaves of the other tree are falling and I’m collecting them to make into leaf mulch for the vegetable garden.

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In next doors garden, over the fence, a tree laden with little Crab-apples.

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And to finish off a really good day ~ a beautiful sun is setting behind a few swirly clouds.

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