There are signs of change in the garden, the light is different when the sun is shining, it is lower in the sky, so for some of the time now it is behind the tops of my ancient old trees. Berries, rosehips and hazelnuts are developing and being eaten, I hope it is by my dormice fattening up for the winter! The brambles that I am always complaining about are now covered in lucious, ripe, fat berries so I must get some in the freezer before the birds get them all. Time once again for SOS, so lets get on……..
These are the brambles or blackberries that I was talking about. They are ready to be picked to go with my Bramley apples to make crumbles for the winter. I feel like a squirrel, hoarding my food ready for when the bad weather comes!
My Myrtle tree, Myrtus communis, is absolutely covered with its lovely small flowers, this is its best year so far, it must be at least 20 yrs old and I’ve never known it to flower so well before.
I spotted a little Holly Blue butterfly fluttering round the garden the other day, it was too late to be included in my Six about butterflies. They lay their eggs on either Holly or Ivy, here it is on the ivy up the dead oak in the centre of the garden.
Pyracantha berries all ready to be eaten by the birds, it makes me feel that autumn has already arrived, but I’m not ready for it yet.
Kniphofia Bees Lemon I think, this is in the front border by the Agapanthus which have now finished, ah well, maybe one day they will flower together!
Hardy fuchsias are doing really well, so many different varieties that are brightening up the garden at the moment.
There we have my six for this week, thanks to Jim at Garden Ruminations for hosting as usual. If you pay him a visit, you will see gardens around the world and the plants that are flowering now.