The weather in England during September and October is perfect for hiking the Cornish coast path and Lakeland fells - fabulous blue skies, warm days, and cool nights. But this autumn I won't have time to hike up hills. This autumn, like last year's, will be a busy time in the garden.
What's all this you read in books - about being busy sowing seeds and planting out in spring and early summer? That's the fun, easy stuff, and to be honest, it doesn't take up much time. What takes time is heavy digging to clear ground and prepare holes for new trees. What takes time is shovelling, barrowing, and forking in manure, pruning overgrown shrubs, lifting and splitting perennials... and dithering about where to replant them!
Happy autumn, happy gardening!