1 The shade pergola is where many tropical plants were set out for the summer. They have all been moved to the safety of the greenhouses.
2 Shaun and his crew have been busy organizing all of the tropicals.
3 Shaun likes to wear safety glasses when working with spiny plants.
4 Part of organizing is to trim back spent growth.
5 All the trimmings go into the compost.
6 The cactus and succulents look great after their summer outdoors.
7 Shaun carefully moves this large and healthy Sedum burrito ‘Burros Tail’.
8 The greenhouse is really looking good.
9 The Bat Flower, also known as Tacca Chantrieri is one of the world’s most creepiest looking flowers, with its bat-like wings and long whiskers. It's blooming just in time for Halloween.
10 Remember last week's water garden blog? The duck weed is so happy!
11 As are the water hyacinths.
12 The pitcher plants found a home in this trough. See them floating on their cork rafts?
13 My desk in the greenhouse - an old postal sorting desk
14 Gourds from the garden are kept safe in the cool headhouse until it's time to decorate outdoors.
15 A nice variety this year
16 The sink area of the headhouse
17 We have a very comprehensive library of plants.
18 Right outside the headhouse is the coldframe, which has been newly seeded.
19 With radicchio - Rossa di Treviso Precoce
20 And with chicory - Rossa di Treviso, spinach - Merlo Nero, carrot - Adelaide Baby, arugula - astro, lettuce - American, winter chervil, and parsley - Improved Plain Leaved
21 The Japanese-inspired potted garden is growing nicely.
22 This Stewartia bonsai is gorgeous with its autumn foliage.
23 It's October and there are still golden raspberries to be found!
24 Activity at the beehives has slowed down with colder temperatures.
25 A gorgeous buttery-yellow flower of an alocasia
26 Another look
27 These giant plants will soon be placed indoors.
28 Down in one of the paddocks, Purba and Chhiring were busy erecting a temporary electric fencing so that we can move the donkeys to a new area.
29 Safe-Fence webbing, a combination of stainless steel wire and polyethylene, comes as a flat tape.
30 I prefer the look of a wire, so Chhiring uses a drill to spin the tape into a tightly coiled line.
31 Purba holds one end while....
32 The drill does all the twisting.
33 The buckeyes are beginning to pop out of their shells.
34 And speaking of donkeys....
35 Linda, my farrier, came to trim their hooves.
36 Billy looks nervous.
37 However, this trimming doesn't hurt a bit. Linda files down all the rough edges and uneven surfaces.
38 If a section of the hoof needs to be clipped, this is the tool Linda uses.
39 Meanwhile, Dolma cleans Clive's ears and face.
40 Gelbu is returning from a walk with Meindert.
41 Rinze leans out to say hello.
42 Rinze would probably love a few of those apples
43 Every two days, the horse's stalls are mucked and thoroughly cleaned.
44 The used bedding is taken to the compost yard.