With astronomical Autumn only a few days away, there are signs in the garden that the growing season is coming to a close for some flowers at least.
Our wild patch which didn’t start off particularly well, probably because the birds kept eating the seeds boomed in to life and was a great attractor for insects, which was brilliant.
Elayne has done a superb job of cultivating a truly lovely garden colourful, and producing bumper crops of potatoes, tomatoes and only today, radishes. Have to admit though, the runner beans didn’t run.
I think it must have given me a bit more focus during last years lockdown, I have done a couple of Big Butterfly Counts, but just haven’t kept up with it. That by no means says that I have lost interest, there was a degree of uncertainty about whether the count was being run this year. I have absolutely loved watching what has been going on with butterflies.
Without doubt though, the stars of the year have been the birds. It really took off with the wagtails which were simply delightful. We haven’t seen them now for several months now. I do hope they are ok and return to us.
I will keep feeding the birds through the winter. This time of year it is a matter of survival that they have access to an assured supply of food. I certainly intend to give them that.