Sedum, Cyclamen and Fuschia are the main features of the garden now but there are still some Sunflowers, Dahlias and Marigolds adding to the colour. The Hydrangea was covered in yellow, dying leaves yesterday ... today it is bare branched. It's like someone pressed a button and the leaves dropped off.
I have taken some hardwood cuttings and planted a few spring bulbs but I'm more inclined to be indoors now the weather is turning. I'm enjoying snuggling up in a warm armchair with a good book ( 'Bring Up The Bodies' by Hilary Mantel if you're interested ... thoroughly entertaining!) and a cup of tea! I know I should be digging the allotment over .....
A Sparrowhawk visited us today. I glanced out of the kitchen window and there it was in the middle of the lawn eyeing up the bird feeders. It stayed until Andy was just seconds away from seeing it before it flew off!
Twelve pheasants troop across the field each morning now. Such beautiful colours. This one looks like he has a stiff evening collar on.
|... and here's a Collared Dove.|
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