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Post: #165846 lovelygreenleaves
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:10 pm

I had to sweep up a pile of leaves today, and felt a bit sad that there's a nip in the air already. Autumn seems to be coming a bit early. I love winter, but saying goodbye to summer is sad :cry:

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Post: #165854 Silver Ether
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:00 pm

See how we are all different ... I dont mind the summer fading ... its autumn for me ... I love it as long as it don't rain to much, had that all summer though... :lol:
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Post: #165859 thesunflowergal
Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:48 pm

I don't mind the Autumn to much, its winter that I can not stand and it always seems to last so much longer than all of the other seasons.
Hubby and I have lots of work to do in the garden, it all needs a serious sort out.
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Post: #165889 Millymollymandy
Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:57 am

Autumn is the time that I rejig my flower beds but it is always soooooo dry here until October/Nov that it is hard work. It has looked very autumnal here for the last few weeks. Getting extremely dry again :roll: so more pickaxe in concrete like soil to plant anything new. :( Oh well I guess I'm used to it by now.

Whilst I like autumn itself I don't like it (if that makes sense) because it means the end of the growing season and winter coming. :(
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Post: #165899 Rosendula
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:31 am

I love all the seasons and think each has it's own merits.

In Spring it's fantastic to see everything bursting into life in that weird green colour that doesn't quite look real, getting into the greenhouse to sow seeds, and feeling a bit of heat from the sun for the first time in months.

Summer, of course, means not having to put on coats and gloves every time you leave the house, harvesting lots, and lots of home-grown fruit and veg, being able to get out in the garden in an evening before plonking down in a garden chair for a glass of home-brew before bed.

Autumn - well I just love all the different colours, all the golds, reds, yellows and browns. I love jumping up and down in dry leaves. And it's nice to clear up all the old plants and make the plot look tidy again.

Winter: now I might be a bit of a romantic, but I know you lot are too :wink: Isn't winter just great? Sitting, all snuggled up in a big woolly jumper. If we're lucky enough to get snow, it's the most beautiful scene. Even when I lived in a house with no gardens and looked out over a railway line, in the snow it was beautiful. And how lovely to sit there with a cup of hot chocolate browsing through seed catalogues.

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Post: #166193 Wombat
Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:42 am

Not autumn......spring! :mrgreen:

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Post: #166536 mybarnconversion
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:32 pm

I just wish we'd had a Summer here - lovely in May since then wet and windy ... going to be a very long Winter at this rate...

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Post: #166538 Mullein
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:57 pm

I do love Autumn but its a bit early this year, no? Some of the hips have already gone over and the haws are ripe already! Bizarrely though, i've still got some Elderflowers in the shady bits...

The only thing that will make up for the damp Summer is a spectacularly snowy Winter (of course i can say that now that I don't have to commute out of the village)

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Post: #166542 Brij
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:23 pm

Rosendula wrote:I love all the seasons and think each has it's own merits.

In Spring it's fantastic to see everything bursting into life in that weird green colour that doesn't quite look real, getting into the greenhouse to sow seeds, and feeling a bit of heat from the sun for the first time in months.

Summer, of course, means not having to put on coats and gloves every time you leave the house, harvesting lots, and lots of home-grown fruit and veg, being able to get out in the garden in an evening before plonking down in a garden chair for a glass of home-brew before bed.

Autumn - well I just love all the different colours, all the golds, reds, yellows and browns. I love jumping up and down in dry leaves. And it's nice to clear up all the old plants and make the plot look tidy again.

Winter: now I might be a bit of a romantic, but I know you lot are too :wink: Isn't winter just great? Sitting, all snuggled up in a big woolly jumper. If we're lucky enough to get snow, it's the most beautiful scene. Even when I lived in a house with no gardens and looked out over a railway line, in the snow it was beautiful. And how lovely to sit there with a cup of hot chocolate browsing through seed catalogues.

*sigh*


Couldn't have explained it better myself!

Though it does help that now I'm out in France, the air is less damp all year round, the winter is crisper, the spring and autumn warmer, and the summer... Wow, I'd never felt 40°c before!

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Post: #166571 Millymollymandy
Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:38 am

Did you have 40C in Ile de France :shock: or did you go to the south?
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Post: #166710 Brij
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:32 pm

Ile de France. Juziers, to be precise. And we were moving house that day. :shock:
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Post: #166714 pumpy
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:44 pm

lovelygreenleaves wrote:I had to sweep up a pile of leaves today, and felt a bit sad that there's a nip in the air already. Autumn seems to be coming a bit early. I love winter, but saying goodbye to summer is sad :cry:

I know how you feel, but at least you were able to sweep some leaves. I try that round here............? i get a good pile to transfer to the leaf-mould bin, then one gust of wind & i'm chasing the buggers around the garden again!! :roll:
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Post: #166740 Millymollymandy
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:02 am

Brij wrote:Ile de France. Juziers, to be precise. And we were moving house that day. :shock:

Gosh I'm surprised, it's only just hit 30C here, once! How is the new house and more importantly, the garden?
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Post: #166741 Flo
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:04 am

What's autumn?

There's digging season, planting season, growing season and harvest season. It looks as if my year runs to a totally different calendar. :lol:

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Post: #166750 Carltonian Man
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:33 am

Autumn's the season for me regarding foraging. Yesterday's wayside snack saw some of the last sweet green hazelnuts (once brown they're too tough to crack in my teeth..) and already the wild mushies are making a welcome show. Just wish it would stop raining and be less humid.


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