Being a diary blog, I bung in pictures from time to time which are simply a note of what is at present. After all, it is called Garden Notes. This is one of these posts. Nothing coherent. Just a record.
|Espaliered Apple - August 31st 2012|
Earlier in the year, I thought the apple crop was a goner. But no - there are lots. In case they all fall off tomorrow, I've taken their photo now.
|Honeysuckle Berries - 31st August 2012|
I find it difficult to get rid of any plant. When a strand of honeysuckle stretched from its bush and rooted in a neighbouring bed, I cut the link and let it be. It means I now have a flat plant where the berries show at ground level. I like it.
|Wallflower Seed Pods Ripening - August 31st 2012|
My never-stop-flowering-wallflower has masses of pods. Once they've ripened, I'll collect seeds and pull up the plant. It's grown too big for where it is. It's a blodge with its arms across the path. It's the most triffid-like wallflower I've ever met.
|MOTH - Garden Tiger (Arctia caja) - AUGUST 12TH 2012|
A while back (I've lost track of time - two or three months ago?) I found a furry caterpillar pottering about at the front of the house. I tried to take its photo but it kept moving and all I got was a series of blurs. Then, on 12th August, I found this. I'm pretty certain they're connected. A tiger moth. "This!" I said to a couple of teenage boys who happened to be near at hand, "is why I let the wild plants grow!" The pleasure lasted a few minutes. We couldn't stand there admiring it all day. But really, it was worth nurturing the docks and dandelions and other bits and bobs in with the lavender and . . . those more conventional things.