Anna and I had our rostered working day out at Yarra Glen Antiques yesterday, frantically busy and great fun, but look what I came home to - the botanical gardens! My wonderful son in law, Glen, and Zac and Tilly, worked all day in my garden cutting back and blowing, It was after dark when we got home so didn’t see what they had done till this morning, It’s just wonderful! How lucky am I? Thankyou so much darlings - it just looks gorgeous ❤️👍😍
It’s nearly the end of autumn, my favourite time in Downderry garden and Bickleighvale, The crunch of leaves bare skeletal trees, soft light sunshine, through the mossy branches, It is just so beautiful.of course we have finally had some really splendid rain, so the poor gasping gardens, can finally breath again, I love also how the old cottages, peep through the bare trees, usually with their gutters full of leaves - best to wait till all the trees have finished though before cleaning them properly, it’s just the best season, but then so is spring I don’t know which is my favourite ❤️🍃🍂🍁🍁🍁🍄
Here is dear old Downderry in all her autumn glory. Nearly all the old trees have finished but the splendid copper beech is just starting. Autumn in Bickleigh Vale is a beautiful treat!