The first frost really forces you to get going on cleaning up the garden! The big leaves of the paulownia cover the patio. They actual decompose very quickly but because of their size they seem a mess!
The flowering gingers and other herbaceous perennials all become mushy so the best tool to cut the stems are kitchen shears!
The sad looking beds of flowering gingers …
Become piles of mushy stems.
And don’t you love it when you find garden tools which had disappeared earlier in the season?
I wondered what happened to those? I was beginning to think I was having a senior moment and had sent them off for recycling!