Autumn is definitely on its way. It's as though a switch has been flicked. The nights are drawing in and it is taking longer each morning for the sun to rise. There's a sharper freshness in the mornings and the nights are certainly cooler.
A little attention has been given to the Yen Garden today as the autumn tweaking begins.
The first job was to extricate the Cotinus (smoke bush) from the pot it has lived in for the past few years. It took quite some effort and eventually, once it was free, it was planted at the back of Mugwort's Retreat. If it has coped with the upheaval, the autumn shades will look wonderful here.
Back to the Yen, and the new bed is being created, along with making the original bed much deeper.
There are buds aplenty on the Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' above, and r. Mum in a Million is still going strong.
Before long all the tints of the season will begin to develop. I hope for a dry, less breezy autumn to enjoy the colours for the longest time possible.