November

Remember remember in the dark of November... where did we leave the box of matches for lighting the log burner?! Home from our mini-honeymoon week in Somerset and glorious north Exmoor, and autumn has fully matured. In fact, it’s starting to feel a little wintery already! (If you’re not feeling quite ready for winter yet, …

October

Search Pinterest with the word 'October' and it wont be long at all before you come across the quote, attributed to Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery's character Anne of Green Gables: "I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.". And Anne my dear, I couldn't agree more! Autumn is certainly …

From little acorns…

Happy Autumn Equinox, and welcome to Seed Gathering Season! This annual campaign organised by The Tree Council, is hoped to inspire people across the country to plant and nurture tree seedlings, to help safeguard the future of our woodlands and tree-scapes. You can find out more at: https://treecouncil.org.uk/take-action/seasonal-campaigns/seed-gathering-season/ The campaign runs from September 23rd, to …

Pots of promises – planting for joy in the darkest months

Autumn is the time to plant bulbs for spring blooms, but have any of you tried forcing bulbs for indoor displays before? (Not sure I like the term forcing; encouraging perhaps?!)I stumbled across these adorable little terracotta pots the other day and simply had to get some. Then of course I had to think of …

September

Notable Dates 1st - Start of Meteorological Autumn2nd - Full Moon Triggers 'Spring' Tides4th - National Fish and Chip Day6th - National Read a Book day11th - The (Rescheduled) Great British 'Spring' Clean18th - Great British Beach Clean22nd - Mabon; 'Pagan' Harvest Festival of Fruit22nd - Autumnal Equinox, Start of Astrological Autumn Here in Sussex, …