Not quite sure what happened to September, it seemed to go in a blink of an eye. It was a pretty mild month for us but things have definitely got a bit chiller in the last week. And the nights are really drawing in. The sunshine and heavy showers of the last couple of days have resulted in some beautiful rainbows though.
The haws are showing great colour. Here an American hawthorn, who’s berries are not as plentifully this year as our native hawthorn trees.
The poly tunnel plastic is showing its age. We did some repairs last year but this winter we are going to have to go for a new cover. The plastic is probably about 14 years and they say 10 is a good age, so I can’t really complain.
This sweet chestnut trees is about 10 years old and this is the first year it has fruit – there are only about half a dozen fruits.
This aster seems to have flowered late but is adding some well needed colour now.
Similarly, I had nearly given up hope that this sunflower would open but it had this morning, adding it’s own bit of sunshine.
Many thanks to The Propagator for hosting 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.
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.
The shieldbugs were still about too – here now in it’s final adult stage.
Also the very last of the butterflies. This small tortoiseshell hung about for an afternoon before the storm came.
And real signs of autumn. The ivy in the hedge in full flower. This is a valuable food source for late pollinators.
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!
Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.