Six on Saturday

We are well into autumn here now, so no flowers this week with the exception of my daughter’s sunflower which is bending over a bit now after Storm Lorenzo.

Sunflower

Sunflower

We have one cheeky little robin. He likes admiring himself in the wing mirrors of the car and lets us get quite close – hence the photograph below.

Robin

Robin

The shieldbugs were still about too – here now in it’s final adult stage.

Sheildbug

Hawthorn Shieldbug

Also the very last of the butterflies. This small tortoiseshell hung about for an afternoon before the storm came.

Small tortoiseshell

Small tortoiseshell

And real signs of autumn. The ivy in the hedge in full flower. This is a valuable food source for late pollinators.

Ivy

Ivy

Cobnuts. We have a good enough crop this year but are still losing quite a few to nut weevils. The nuts are very tasty though the ones we do get!

Cobnuts

Cobnuts

 

Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.

 

 

16 thoughts on “Six on Saturday

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      It was actually fine Eliza. No worse than an usual autumn storm – but there was a lot of uncertainty beforehand, but thankfully just minor damage in the end

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      They are very clever little birds, aren’t they! A couple of years ago I had one that would always come when I was digging in the veg patch:)

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  1. Lora Hughes

    The sunflower did remarkably well, considering the weather. As Jon said, you still have lots in the garden. How wonderful to finally get some nuts!

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