We have had a couple of frosts the last two night, and there is a noticeable drop in temperatures even during the day.
- With Halloween just around the corner it was time to harvest the pumpkins and squash and do some carving. The big one took up half the wheelbarrow!
2. Despite the fact that most of the flowers are gone I saw a common carder bumblebee today and it was still collecting pollen, suggesting it was still feeding young – maybe it was just an optimistic bee.
3. In the vegetable garden we are getting a couple of romanesco maturing.
4. A poor frosted cosmos.
5. I love these big leaves of the mulberry tree.
6. So few apples this year but there are a few bramblys on a potted tree that will have to be planted out in the next couple of months.
Thank you to The Propagator for hosting – six on Saturday
Inspired by Lens-artist photo challenge – layers
A photo from our summer trip to Wales and a lovely warm summer ‘s day spent on the beach in Tenby.
We had a lovely bright October morning this morning and I got time to do a few gardening jobs, though I am well behind.
- My asters are both flowering. One is in a pot and the other hidden by some other plants but they are lovely shades of purple and pink. I had bought them as a late pollinator plants but the few bees that are still about are ignoring them, and using the comfrey instead.
2. Aronia is at its best colour now, the only pity is that these beautiful red leaves fall quickly. We have no fruit on these this year – the first year they have failed to fruit. So the blackbirds are probably disappointed as they usually consume most of them!
3. Despite my earlier pessimism the squash and pumpkin have got to a good size. The biggest pumpkin is huge, but there are four others which are the perfect size for carving. The squash of which there are three and about football size, so quite happy with that, though no where near my best squash year, it is better than last year.
4. Ragged Jack kale is one of those plants that seem to thrive in our climate. I allow them to self seed and we have plenty. The chicks are enjoying them too.
5. This lupin self seeded itself on the patio, and it is flowering now!!
6. Oxalis – this hasn’t flowered for a couple of years, but the leaves still come up and are very pretty.
Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.
Summer is becoming a distance memory as autumn takes hold, so I decided to fill some frames with flowers for this week’s lens-artist photo challenge.