Tagetes patula (French marigold) brightens up any garden and holds many spiritual and wellbeing properties.
I get a rare glimpse of an urban fox, thank nature for its many gifts and appreciate the blooms of my house plants.
I get back in the community garden, harvest the fruit and veg and discover a rather unusual trombone squash.
I get a little stressed with RHS revision but many garden surprises bring me back to reality.
I meet a very friendly magpie and demonstrate bizarre things for my RHS exams.
The plants are getting tasty and that means lots of insects to discover! I've also been weeding, experimenting with mulch and thinning out snapdragons.
It has been a strange month with my usual schedule thrown out of wack, but there's always something to be sown or divided at this time of year!
If you're working from home or self-isolating a window sill can provide a much-needed distraction. What will you put on yours?
Gardening has provided a much-needed sense of connection in a time of isolation. I've been identifying seeds, learning about right angles, double digging, mulching gooseberry shrubs, experimenting with micro greens and preparing my greenhouse!
We all felt the change in season this month. It's time to bring in the crops and prepare the garden for sleeping.