As we progress into autumn, I have been very busy with our annual garden clean up. I LOVE planting a summer garden but definitely don’t look forward to this time of the year as it reminds me of how much hard work gardening can be! We haven’t hosted woofers for awhile but are on the look out for an enthusiastic pair preferably, to assist me in tidying up the place.
As many of you will be aware, Anita’s Garden consists of both edibles (vegetables and fruit trees, mainly miniature in nature) and ornamentals (flowers and roses). Due to my passion for roses, particularly old English style ones, I have made the difficult decision to devote approximately half of the garden space to roses, thus significantly extending the existing rose garden. I am expecting 12 new roses to arrive over winter and am very excited about my orders, as they feature varieties that are incredibly difficult to find. I am adding 11 new David Austin varieties to the garden! I expect more to follow in subsequent seasons. This means that I will reduce the number of vegetables that I will grow each season. As most seasoned gardeners will know, edibles are hugely gratifying but they are also a LOT of work. I hope to still maintain a very productive garden but just in a smaller area as I find the existing space that edibles are taking up is just too much work for me.
Due to falling ill in February, I have also put my business on hold for the time being. That means that the plant nursery is temporarily closed and I am unavailable for gardening maintenance. I will endeavour to do a better job of keeping my blog alive so you all stay updated with what is happening around Anita’s Garden and also receive some advice about what to do around your own garden.