Every year I am completely bowled over by the colours of autumn, and this year is no exception. Yesterday, as I walked from Montpelier to Cotham, I was struck by the beauty of two plants in particular: Boston Ivy and Virginia Creeper.
Both plants are very vigorous and can be difficult to keep under control. However, their natural tendency to drape themselves artfully around architectural details or hang from windows and walls like bunting, makes up for their unruly behaviour.
I have some Virginia creeper growing at the bottom of the garden, which I wrote about here, and I plan to tempt it along a stretch of fence which runs above our new pond.
And talking of the pond, this was supposed to be a post about the changes we’ve made to the bottom of the garden, but progress has stalled due to a failed attempt to deliver a ton of top soil. As I write this I am waiting for the arrival of a smaller truck. Hmmm. Ten minutes to go until the three hour ‘delivery window’ is up, and it’s not looking good.