October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, "October's Party"
I'll begin this record with an update on a couple of plants I blogged about last month.
The Violas have now been planted up and are for the moment hung outside the back door while they settle in and find their roots.
And the long-awaited flower on the clematis has burst forth. What a stunning colour!