|It's harvest time! Walnuts are dropping and we have quite a few |
apples this year, so we've already picked a load of them and they
are a million times better than the rubbish apples sold in the shops!
|Thanks to the rain we had some peaches this year - |
they are wild and only small with quite tough skin,
but I like these tart white fleshed ones.
Yet they only stay good for about a week, even in the fridge.
|The bare earth is where the potatoes were growing but even that is being |
rapidly colonised by self seeding flowers - and since I took this photo
a few weeks back it is even more colourful.
|Coriander lawn emerging, with a Phacelia lawn by the fence!|
I have weeded out dozens of self seeded Borage.
|Again the weather has been kind to my spinach which was |
about to bolt but cooler damp weather has meant
there is absolutely tons of it to harvest.
|A Small Heath butterfly on my Sedum - it's rare that I see these butterflies nectaring.|
|Plenty of butterflies this month with a Brimstone at the top, |
Red Admiral left and Comma right.
|I love the wings on these huge Violet Carpenter Bees (Xylocopa violacea).|
I'm being kind again - here's another Cross Orb Weaver, this time with some dinner. Just click on the link here.
|Smokebush 'Grace' is flowering again |
thanks to the rain in August and Sept!
|I want to get more Sedums like this 'Autumn Joy' in my |
thyme bank next year, along with some more Stipa grasses
as they are all drought proof.
|Out of focus, but does anyone know what this is?|
It was in a packet of mixed seeds for pollinators, and keeps self seeding.
|Greenfinch enjoying the sunflower seeds.|
|A load of huge fungi seen in a nearby orchard - one was as big as a dinner plate!|
|A walk we did a while back up high looking down over |
the Couesnon valley - not sure what is what down there as
there's a river, a mill race and a trout pond.
|The viewpoint was the shrine at the top and |
I'm amazed I managed to get up there at all! :-)
|To finish, Bertie in some silly and cute poses.|
|A tummy tickle would be nice.....|
|.....or maybe I'll just smell the |
Hope everyone in Europe is enjoying the sun!