Another week of sunshine and showers, the grass is very green and growing far too quickly and the plants are looking very happy indeed. Leaf colour is changing and the garden has a golden glow to it when the sun shines on the leaves. Apples need gathering in, I wish I had a young person who could climb my Bramley apple tree!
My six for this week are as follows….
A Wood Pigeon squab crash landed on the dining room windowsill the other day, such a big fluffy baby! It stayed for quite some time with its parent keeping an eye on it.
Acer Osakazuki is starting to change colour, it is about half way to its climax when it will be bright pink/red.
The leaves are beginning to glow when they have the afternoon sun shining through them.
More autumn colour in the front by the drive where the Cornus leaves are changing.
Plants that have been waiting for far too long to be planted, have now been released into a holding bed up in the veggie area where I hope they will be happy until I can plant them into their permanent home. I know where each plant is going but have to prepare their beds yet, will get round to it eventually.
The seedling of I think Osakazuki, is starting to change colour, will it end up like its parent?
I was lucky, a young person climbed a ladder, not the tree and was told that whatever he picked he could have half! I now have plenty to keep me happy through the winter, once I have prepared them for the freezer!
There we have my six for this week, definitely an autumnal feel to it all.
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Lovely Acer leaves and what a good idea about planting things in a bed while preparing other spaces. Those apples do look delicious.
Osakazuki is my favourite Acer Rosie, she never lets me down! I felt the plants that had been left in pots for so long deserved to get their roots into some nice soil while waiting for me to get organised. The apples are delicious, Bramleys, and they are so huge this year, I didn’t think they would be after the drought of the summer.
The leaves of the Acer and Cornus look lovely in their autumnal hues.
Thanks Graeme, the changing leaves bring a different look to the garden at this time of year. Having lost a lot of leaves during the heat wave, I don’t think I will have the usual display this year, grateful for what there is though.
I’m glad the wood pigeon baby was not seriously hurt. Lovely Autumn colours developing Pauline and as you say an overall Autumn feel. Enjoy the Bramleys!
I think the wood pigeon might have been on its maiden flight Denise, it eventually took off with its parent and seemed fine thank goodness. The apples are so huge, just one made a crumble for 4 people. I ate a quarter and then 3 helpings were parcelled up for the freezer, at least these didn’t hit me on the head!
Hmm, I agree the baby wood pigeon looks cute, but that’s where my positive thoughts about wood pigeons end!! Fortunately, they have been less in evidence here recently and I have stopped covering the windscreen of the car (there is an electricity cable that runs above it!)… You must be so pleased to have had your apples picked, as it can be a daunting prospect. Fortunately our tree, although of some age, is not especially tall because the branches lean over and the Golfer can reach most of the apples with a one of those poles with a little catching pocket at the top. The acer looks gorgeous!
I think the wood pigeon babe is rather ugly Cathy! I get fed up with them too, we seem to have so many of them here, Mr. is always pestering Mrs and I keep telling hime off, he just won’t leave her alone! My Bramley apple tree is rather large, my fault for not pruning it in years gone by, think I might have to invest in a pole with a pocket in future, still won’t be able to reach the top though, the birds can have those!
Loving your squab, bless it. So many delightful images of autumn. I could do with picking all my apples up, the blackbirds are having a ball feasting on them. glad you got yours picked.xxx
I think the squab was on its maiden flight Dina, all was well though when it took of again, thank goodness! There are still lots of apples left for the blackbirds, we couldn’t reach them all!x