Tag Archives: autumn

September Wildlife Sightings – On the cusp

You know that autumn is here when the spaces between everything in the garden are filled with large webs and, more disturbingly, large spiders. There are loads of garden cross spiders stretched across our front garden path waiting pendulously to … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday – Definite autumn shades

Yes, it is most certainly autumn, but I could hardly believe the heat in the walled garden at Wimpole today. I was taking salvia cuttings most of the morning and I am hoping that they can take the extreme temperature … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A grass worth having

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Wordless Wednesday – Beauty on the inside

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Wordless Wednesday – Wimpole Pumpkins

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September Wildlife Roundup – A chiffchaff amongst the riffraff

So autumn is here and, in case you weren’t convinced, you only have to look at the birds, insects and other wildlife to see their response to shorter days, colder nights and a ripe harvest. About a month ago my … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A still life full of quince

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Autumn’s melody, played at its own tempo

I took this photo of a sycamore colouring up into rainbow hues a little over two weeks ago. I was impressed because we’ve not had frosts and I have it in my head that we get better autumn reds and … Continue reading

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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

I go through phases of enjoying poetry, with very long gaps between, and that is how I’ve only just got round to reading the full poem ‘Ode to Autumn’ by John Keats. It seems to me to take us through … Continue reading

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A resurgence of flowers

I can’t quite get over this mild weather we are having and it is beginning to play havoc with my bulb planting plan, since I am loathed to tear out beautiful annuals or chop back flowers in order to make … Continue reading

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