Hello to all those who love this time of year, as we see the wonder of nature as she prepares to sleep and rest until Spring. My little Hedgehog is safely now with all the leaves he/she gathered is now hibernating.
We did have another larger hedgehog the other evening that still has not gone to sleep yet. here he is on our lawn, caught by the night motion camera. [ Click to Enlarge]
My hubby did make sure our hibernating Hedgehog was OK, on a mild day, as he opened the top of his nesting box. but the leaves and straw are pushed right to the top, So we didn’t want to disturb by moving anything, just to take a picture. The box now has been covered with trimmed branches of conifers to help protect it further during the winter months.
So to catch up with our Allotment and Home Garden, its been over a Month since my last post so Thank you in advance if you stay the course to read to the end of my post, Its much appreciated.
So where to start? Remember this picture below, we still had to clear out the greenhouse and surrounding weeds etc.
You can see the difference now you can make out the individual plants.
This whole area, was full of twitch, grass-roots, And had only been hoed over for several years and not really cleared out of the twitch which soon overtakes it. So Hubby set too and gave this section a real make-over, by digging it all out and reshaping the lines in front of the sheds
The Pumpkin our Granddaughter grew from seed ripened to a huge size, so heavy my hubby had to use the wheelbarrow and bring it home via the car..
And Here it is all calved for the Fright Night!
Other Projects I have been busy with have been finishing up my knitting projects.. About the time I posted the last post I began knitting a cardigan for myself. Here you can see it ready for the next stage
And now this cardigan which was for myself is now completed
But as I saw such good bargains of wool on sale, I purchased some Aran wool and decided I would knit a cardigan for our soon to be eight year old Granddaughter, I finished this in just two weeks from start to finish.
In fact we had a wonderful week, with Halloween and then we treated her to this little fellow along with his accessories and his name of course, just had to be Pumpkin as we got him on Halloween. She and he are learning to make friends.
The plants don’t seem to know what time of year it is, I have had these Cosmos planted that I grew from seeds, they flowered on the front of our Garden. Yet ALL the Cosmos on our back garden for ages failed to produce buds, that is until the last couple of weeks in October when they suddenly sprouted buds and began to open..
Now all of our Dahlias have now finished due to the frost but here were a few still in our garden two weeks ago.
And I fetched in the last of the Allotment Blooms knowing there was to be a keen frost, and this is my last two vases of these beautiful blooms that have lasted all Summer…
The Greenhouse at home is now filled with tender plants for protection from the frost and the Greenhouse in the allotments has the tubas of the Dahlia’s drying off a little for storage later in the shed..
Well I think that about covers what we have been up to over October. To finish off here are some photos of Nature in Autumn.