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Six on Saturday – 16th October 2021

Mid October and nearly Halloween. Below my squash and pumpkin harvest this year.

The continuing relatively mild weather means that late flowering cosmos are still providing some good colour.

Meanwhile the sweet chestnuts are getting ripe.

Once again the choke berry leaves are putting on a wonderful autumn display.

Some lovely rosehips on the dog rose.

And will this be (sorry somewhat blurred) the final bumblebee this year?

Thanks to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.

Six on Saturday – 2nd October

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.