I’m looking out at a very stormy Halloween day and feeling smug that I got my six photos taken yesterday. This week, I’ll focus mostly on seasonal foliage, but a few late blooms will sneak in too. First this week is the wonderful colour of radicchio. Looks great in the slowly emptying veg beds and tastes great as a bitter component of a stir fry or pasta sauce.
Next, some Halloween colour from the changing hardy geranium leaves. There’s a whole gamut of colour here, from green, through yellow to rusty red. It’s almost meditative to just consider one leaf at a time.
While I’m showing off leaves, here’s a mixed bag from the lawn. These do need sweeping up today, but storm Aiden is encouraging me to stay indoors and watch them swirl around instead. The leaves are a mix from garden trees including whitebeam, prunus and birch.
The last of this week’s leafiness is from the hazel tree. Leaves are still in place (just), but the new catkins are coming. This tree had a fair number of fruit this year, but the nuts are all long gone, taken by the cheeky little red squirrels that regularly visit the garden (one day, I’ll get a decent enough photo of them to post.
Now for the flowers. I’m glad I moved a couple of dahlia into the greenhouse. This one has now flowered nicely and there are more buds, so hoping for a bit of sun to bring them on next week.
And to add some seasonal colour, nasturtium are still going strong in a warm corner, you have to love them, I certainly do.
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