Sunday, 30 October 2016
Autumn Glory...on a small scale
Regular readers to the blog will know that we have a very small, concrete back yard.
Not to be deterred by lack of a garden I planted up several large tubs, of which there are now thirteen trees, some larger than others.
This was the view from my kitchen door this morning at 8.30am, slightly damp but that did not dampen the glorious autumn golds of the deciduous trees.
So thought that I would take you for a closer look
(The white thing in the middle of the photo is my rotary washing line, covered up for the winter)
In the foreground is one of two Horse Chestnut trees,
grown from Conkers picked up on one of my walks two years ago.
If you look closely next years buds have already formed.
As children we always called these "Sticky buds".....because they are, very sticky.
I wonder why? Uhm...must look that up
Then there is my old friend, the Oak tree. It is twenty seven years old now,
It has been in this pot for the last nine years.
This year it has produced so many acorns and a visiting Squirrel has been busy collecting them. Have no idea where he has hidden them.
This Fuchsia is still a mass of flowers.
These blooms are too high for the cat to reach.
She treats them like Christmas tree decorations and bats them with her paws until they fly off.
And finally....the Gnomes have now moved into their winter accommodation.
Hopefully they will be safe from the frosts and heavy winds.