Alice survived her Covid isolation fairly well. Two days of her being quite poorly and then a bit of cough. It hasn’t left much time for gardening but the weather has been pretty dreary anyway. I don’t really want to be walking on the wet lawn so best left alone anyway. It is feeling very autumnal in the garden with the leaves changing colour and some dropped already.
The Acers often have their leaves blown off before I get to enjoy their autumn colour but this year they have thrived.
I have honeysuckle in a few spots in the garden. It is a messy sprawling climber but I’ve tried to provide plants that will give the bird a natural source of food rather than me topping up feeders all the time.
The pyracantha was planted last year and it has taken a while to settle. It was probably bigger than the rootball could support so it hasn’t put on much growth this year. But it has provided a decent quantity of berries for a small plant.
Holly Golden King
The golden king has a few clusters of berries this year. It is still relatively small, maybe just over a metre but it’s good to see the berries as it means there is a male plant near enough to pollinate it.
The salvia has gone mad the last few weeks spreading from a few stems to many and flowering profusely. Much appreciated as many other things shrivel down.
We went out for a trip to the local pick your own pumpkin. They have table after table and crate after crate of pumpkins and gourds on display.
Nice to see them all on display and the amazing variety. I think I’m going to try a few at work next year.
Our haul, back home.
And that’s it for this week. Back to work on Monday after half term. haven’t made a start on bulb planting like I wanted but it can wait. Enjoy your weekends.