...... it seems very odd to be having to move the tender plants to their winter quarters, but the imminent tour of work is quite entended and it will cross the guaranteed frost-free threshhold at this location, so it's better to be safe than sorry.
The sun deck is looking bare now as I've moved the geraniums into the covered area beside the pool. The large body of water, with it's home-made solar heating system ensures that the pool areas goes no lower than 6c, even if it's -10C outside, which just occasionally happens in these parts. Let's hope this winter will be kind to us and there won't be any excessively cold spells - I really struggle with cold!!
Having said all that, the water in the pool is still at 29c and I enjoyed my swim this afternoon - it's likely to be the last of this season, since when I return from Hong Kong, it will be a very different world out there, and the water will no doubt be too cold for me!
The prospect of more than 30 hours travelling which begins tomorrow, doesn't fill me with enthusiasm, but it needs to be done ......