Autumn Approaches are you tidying up?

This tiny rose blooms all on its own.

 

As the Summer now  goes into Autumn, we can  now well and truly feel that Autumnal nip in the air in the mornings.. Its been a while since I was here, and to be honest, after a family bereavement , I took stock of myself, and took time out from blogging for a while to spend time with family. 

I have found myself out in the garden snipping back, and tidying up. Dead heading and   even the leaves are  starting to fall early and turning golden.   The nights are drawing in, and by 8 pm it is already dark..  

Hubby has been really busy, he cleaned out both sheds in the allotment and has been digging out the Main Crop of potatoes for storage for winter.. As well as cleaning the green house at home, and getting that all ship shape to take in the plants that will over winter in there.

Sweetcorn

All the sweetcorn is now picked and we  have counted around 60 large cobs that have now gone into the freezer.  I have picked so many raspberries, and blackberries, that have been frozen. And have enjoyed making Pies and crumbles with these. 

Its been a while since I felt like doing a post.. So here I will leave you with   just a few photo’s of the home garden and what is in flower right now.

Happy Gardening All of You. 

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Fuchsias saved from last year in full bloom 

 

Propagating Begonia’s

here you can see how large some can grow, this one is two foot tall

Here you can see how large some can grow, this one is two foot tall #flowersoverflowers This Begonia is one we have had for several years and is grown from a tuba which we let go back and keep dry and frost free over winter.

Today’s post is going to cover two topics, the above flower I want to connect to #flowersoverflowers  as I am a day late for the Flower Tuesday post..

I have been busy taking some Begonia cuttings from the lovely ones that have graced my front garden all summer long

Some Begonia’s we have from Tubas’s but some are grown from either leaf cuttings or stem cuttings.. The above 4 were bought from a Garden Nursery, and so will die back over winter. So I thought I would take some cuttings. 

Take a cutting near a leaf joint

Take a cutting near a leaf joint

 First take a new sprouting leaf section and find the leaf joint and cut it on the leaf joint .  Next place them in some water if you have more to cut before dipping into a rooting agent  and pot in compost. 

 

Begonia cuttings placed in their own prorogation ( Freezer bags)

Begonia cuttings placed in their own prorogation ( Freezer bags) Easy, Now all we have to do is keep free from frost and in about a months time the roots will begin to form.. And take care not to over water or they may rot off. 

Happy Gardening Everyone. 

~Sue~