As we almost draw October to a close, it has to be a Halloween theme for my #SixonSaturday this week. After failing to grab shots of scary spider webs, because the pouring rain and wind had ripped them away, I give you pumpkin….well actually a lovely squash…just the one on a plant grown up the outside of the greenhouse wall this year. I think we are are much on the outer edge of squash-growing territory. This one will likely feature in a veg curry pretty soon.
I tried to find something spooky in the garden, this is the best I managed, the creepy tops of echinops seed-heads stalking the border.
With no frosts in evidence yet, calendula are bobbing their cheerful, festively coloured heads in the pouring rain.
Not ghoulish, but soon to be ghosts (it seems to be controversial that they might overwinter in the UK), there’s the odd butterfly pottering about still. Red admiral has appropriate seasonal colour and is enjoying nectar from the still-flowering hebe.
Another splash of October colour from the nasturtium, they look a bit ragged now, but this one seems to have one of those creepy-clown-face grins that suits the theme.
FInally, we’re approaching the end of the eating apple harvest, and this is what’s left…try not to notice the one or two dark decaying specimens…my creepy Halloween finale.
That’s my #SixonSaturday for another week, hope you enjoyed the view. Stay safe, keep yourself and others safe by wearing a mask, and don’t forget to follow the crowd on twitter and via the web from links to the originator of #SixonSaturday, the Propagator himself.