Holly berries and Squirrels
I'm writing another post about the beauties of Autumn, but the reality is that I'm still mourning the end of Summer. The weather has been wet and grey. The rain has kept me indoors when I would rather be in the garden, and when I've been in the garden it's not long before I would rather be indoors.
I will admit that on venturing out in the damp and chill this morning, I was feeling a trifle 'uninspired'. But fear not, I found plenty to fill this weeks Six on Saturday.
1. The Woodland
In the Summer its all about the flowers for me. Come Autumn, I start to notice the trees again. The changing colours of the leaves are the main reason of course, but there is also less to distract your eye now.
2. Mulberry TreeIn the Knot Garden, the Mulberry Tree, becomes the highlight.
The holly is covered with berries. Are they earlier than usual? Or did I not notice them in previous years?
4. Rainbow Chard
Worth growing to have something pretty to look at in the vegetable garden. It distracts from the caterpillar chewed leaves of the kale and purple sprouting growing nearby.
5. Squirrels - leave them bulbs alone!
There must be a sign on our front gate saying 'Squirrel and Pigeon Sanctuary'. The garden is full of the blighters, eating a gourmet diet of berries, sweetcorn and now that expensive and delicious delicacy - miniature narcissi bulbs. I'd only just planted them too. Oh, the joys of wildlife gardens.
You buy the seeds. You plant the seeds. Only two germinate. You nurture the plants. One makes it through to maturity. It grow and grows and produces this....
Which doesn't seem to bear much resemblance to the picture on the packet.
I fully expect it to turn from a marrow to a butternut squash over the next week.
That's all from my garden for this week. More garden fun can be had by visiting The Propagator.