It is the 1st of October, the nights are starting to draw in and the temperatures are feeling a little cooler. Today, I am taking delivery of the first batch of fuel for the wood burner. For those of you who know me, will understand that being cold isn’t an option! I adore cosy nights by the fire, bright, crisp mornings and the phenomenon of autumn colour.
There was once a saying, a Sunday well spent brings a week of content! This was certainly the case for me. I spent yesterday in my wellies! I nurture a small vegetable patch at home, ample enough to feed the family. I dug the remaining King Edward potatoes up from the midsummer season. I also tended to my red coral lettuce plants, where I harvest a few leaves at a time (or as many as I need for supper!)
The main reason I ‘grow my own’ is to educate our children. They love being involved with the garden and I believe it is important for them to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle.
In addition, we also planted over 100 spring bulbs, including tulips and daffodils. Autumn is the right time to put spring bulbs in the ground, giving them the winter months to put out roots in preparation for a colourful display!
Although my weekend in the autumnal garden may seem like a routine exertion, planting bulbs, digging up vegetables and pruning roses vastly improves physical, emotional and mental health. Wellbeing is a key perk of spending time in the garden plus the children had fun too. I guess the only negative was cleaning up the muddy footprints off my Amtico floor!!!
If you can relate to any of the above or would like to get in touch, I would love to hear from you. Alternatively, I will be back with more colourful insights next week x