Autumn is here with chores and good cheers
“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." Victorian author Mary Anne Evans, known by her pen name George Eliot, wrote of her love for autumn back in 1841 and although we all have our favourite season, it is hard to deny the “deliciousness” of autumn.
It is a beautiful time of year when the fresh air is invigorating, the sunlight is soft and the rain is plentiful. The evenings are gradually reining themselves in signalling that winter will soon be upon us. Early autumn is an important time for us gardeners- it is a time when the chores undertaken now will have bountiful benefits for seasons to come.