Thursday, August 31, 2017

Done and dusted

The end of August and summer's done and dusted. It's all about seeds now, as everything tries frantically to produce seed for next year, while a few predators; mice, humans and pigeons included, try to consume or store them.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Cactus pots

The cactus dahlias are producing explosions of fire to herald the arrival of autumn, though they prefer pots to open ground.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

No buzz marmalade

These Rudbeckia Hirta 'Marmalade' produce loads of long-lasting flowers from June until the first frosts, but it's puzzling that the seeds were 'selected by the RSPB to attract wildlife', as nothing's buzzed anywhere near them all summer.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sunny delight

Birds and rodents find fresh sunflower seeds irresistible, so after a few hours drying in the sun, these seed heads will be secreted away in the seed bank for next year.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Go Wild In The Jungle

     Everything brimming over, frantic to flower and produce seeds.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Mu Mu land


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Mint hopper

          A grasshopper nearly perfectly camouflaged on a mint leaf.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017


                  Last of the broad beans, first windfall apples.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Plump pickings

New raspberry stock in their second season producing a plump crop.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Sweet brew

                     The more you pick, the more you get.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Peak plum

   Plums dropping from the sky. Stewing with raspberries and apples.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Just swell

          Waiting for the borlotti beans to swell to full maturity.