Gosh, it's been over a month since I posted an update on the garden. It's been a bit neglected I think, which may be why. There is plenty to do, however, so I really must crack on with it! I had a little wander this morning to see what the priorities are. Mark cleared the pond a few days ago - we had really neglected this as it has a grid over it to prevent the little ones falling in, which makes it a bit tricky to maintain... we cleared some in the Spring, but goodness me you'd never have known it. Mark almost broke a pitchfork clearing it out this time as it was just a massive thick mat of plants and weed. Ooops. We left the vegetation by the side of the pond for a few days so that the frogs/toads/newts/snails etc. could all find their way back. There are, miraculously, a fair few fish still alive in there! I am planning to read up on pond keeping over the next few evenings to see how we can do a better job going forward.
I think it's fair to say I am utterly in love with the colour of the Beech tree this year. I've been snapping a few on iPhone on dog walks past Hestercombe Woods, but my tree is just as beautiful. I just love it! It is clinging on to those leaves for dear life, and it will be a sad day when they've all blown away! Until then, it makes me smile looking out into the garden :)
I've no idea what the shrub with the berries is, but isn't it Christmassy?
I can't really believe we still have Roses blooming in the garden. They look so fragile in the cold and wet weather. I have pruned back the ones that have stopped flowering, but will wait a bit longer before I prune this one :)
There are a lot of Fungi all over the lawn - thought these looked rather lovely against the sunlight and dewy grass.
Next week I think I will do a bit of a Winter project list - I don't want to get to Spring and have so much preparation to do I miss out on the planting and sowing time!! It's such a learning curve for me getting into this gardening lark - all good though, all good :)
Joining in with the lovely Annie's How Does Your Garden Grow link up