Joining in with Cathy at ‘Words & Herbs’ again to try and spread a little cheer in a tumultuous November. Here we have warm, sunny, late autumn days and quite harsh frosts at night. Time in the garden during the second wave of the coronavirus does the soul good when the world is such a worrying, unpredictable place. We are so lucky, we gardeners.
This year we’ve seen an explosion in the bird population – and so many blackbirds, unusual for this place. Better still, we suspect they’ve learnt to eat the caterpillars of the box tree moth. Butterflies are continuously on the increase – I think we now supply every food plant they could desire! Scarce swallowtails lingering over the lavender hedges during the month when these roses were flowering were a particular joy. Next year, perhaps, I’ll capture them with my camera.
Have a wonderful Tuesday and keep smiling!