The last week of September saw sunshine and high temperatures, my first visit to Wallington in October saw us working in high winds, rain and under an overcast autumnal sky. There were very few visitors to the Walled Garden, the poor early morning weather forecast may have had something to do with it?
|Trees in the Courtyard - 05/10/2011|
Whilst this work is going on, there are always some areas of colour to contrast with the seasonal colours of Autumn.
|Colours in the Walled Garden - 05/10/2011|
My afternoon's work was centred around the Walled Garden Kiosk, clearing up the fallen leaves. There were very few visitors again, except for a school party exploring all parts of the garden. The rain did not seem to dampen their enthusiasm as they got on with their work.
|Autumn colour in East Wood - 12/10/2011|
|Rainy day in the Walled Garden - 12/10/2011|
|Food and Craft Festival - 16/10/2011|
We worked beside the House all day, although it was a bright sunny day, there was a chill in the air when the sun moved around the House and we were left in the shade.
|Reflections in Garden Pond - 19/10/2011|
|Autumn in East Wood - 19/10/2011|
We were given an ideal spot to work. It was in the 'Hot Border', beside the Conservatory. Our work continues with clearing out of plants past their best, as we move quickly towards the new month of November.
|View of the House in the Autumn sun - 26/10/2011|
|Sheep and mist in front of the House - 26/10/2011|
View from the Lower Terrace of the Walled Garden - 26/10/2011
Looking back at the hundreds of photographs I have taken, it is interesting to see how the Walled Garden has changed with each season and how colourful it became. Visitors have been able to see a wonderfully set out, planted and well maintained garden. My visits to Wallington continue to be an important feature of my weekly activities.