As we say goodbye to July, we start to realise that Summer is now past its prime, and many of us begin to turn our thoughts to the arrival of Autumn and all the refreshing changes it brings, from crisp, cool air and crunchy leaves in beautiful colours. But that’s no reason to go into hibernation and give up spending time outdoors as we’ve been used to do since Spring – there’s still plenty of life in our gardens and nature beyond your front door.
When the Autumn weather isn’t too rainy, it’s the perfect time of year for a lovely long walk. Bring the kids and the dog along to enjoy collecting their favourite leaves or play in the biggest muddy puddle they can find. Once you’re all tired, but happy and glowing with the exercise, make sure you have a handy boot brush and shoe scraper ready and waiting for you when you make it back home – it’s just the thing for cleaning off the dirt from your wellies and keeping your carpets and floors inside free of those hard-to-clean footprints.
Feed the Birds
Autumn is a very important time of year for the birds, as they start to gather up food and make their shelters for the harsh Winter weather ahead. Help out your local wildlife with a bird feeder dish in your garden, where they can collect some much-needed food and water to help sustain them. Not only great for feathered friends, the beautiful designs will help to brighten up your garden as the weather outside takes a turn.
Keen gardeners don’t need to give up hope once they see the first few leaves start to fall – there are plenty of plants and flowers that thrive in Autumnal conditions, and dotting these around your garden will help to keep it looking its best even after Summer is over.
Once you’ve found the perfect plants to suit your needs, display them in style in a pair of wellington boots! These novelty ceramic planters are the perfect garden decoration to match the Autumn rains, and they’re sure to keep kids interested in planting with parents and grandparents.
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