And so summer 2021 comes to an end, with September tomorrow. This was one of our last beach days this year – a glorious day in sunshine with the north west County Mayo coast at its very best.
Monthly Archives: August 2021
Six on Saturday – 28th August 2021
There is a real feel of autumn in the air. So first this week in the garden is a lovely spider web – there were lots this morning.
In the wildflower meadow, the late summer – autumn flowers are out – first devil’s bit scabious. I love the colour of this flower.
Also in the meadow is knapweed. A great pollinator plant.
Autumn of course brings fruit. We don’t have much this year (cold, May with frost) and the brambly apples have got scab – for the first time ever.
Autumn also bring seeds heads – poppies being one of my favourite.
Thankfully there is still some colour – here from snapdragons.
Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.
Summer light through horse chestnut leaves.
Six on Saturday – 21 August 2021
The weather here has turned autumnal, but sunny weather is to return next week or so the weather men tell us.
A quick Six on Saturday this week. First soapwort which has got somewhat battered by the thunder showers.
Next are runner beans – they are not thriving this year. I think it may be mainly the weather (often quite cold) that is not suiting them.
Onions are also disappointing. The one hot week of weather we had sent a lot to seed early and they never got very big.
Cucumbers on the other hand are doing pretty good.
While the wasps have some reason taken a fancy to the raspberries.
I was going to show you my caterpillar munched Brussel sprout plants but instead a carder bee picture to finish in a positive note!
Any guesses for these feet?
Nature is my inspiration.