Now that most of my flowers are burned, rotting or were blown away by the storm, I still enjoy the green leafs, some are even young and fresh cos of the rains we had a few weeks ago. Alas we don’t have all the Autumn colors you have in the US. Some shrubs give a nice red or yellow colour but most leafs go from green to brown.
All the wintergreens are good for the birds and other wildlife, they can hide in them for the rain and the cold, they sleep in them, they are covered in bugs so they have food as well close by.
I love my flowers but I love my greens as well.
Have a great week and stay safe. Thanks for visiting.
Summer was odd weatherwise. We had cool, we had hot and very hot. Bone dry but torrential rain once in a while but my garden is looking tatty. A few flowers are still standing but a lot has been scorched by the sun. Today is the last day of Summer weather, as of tomorrow it will gradually cool down and for the next 2 weeks we’ll get lots of rain.
The groundwater here is historically low, rainy weather is not fun but we need it, every single drop. Our local flora is dying cos they can’t stand the drought.
I have a big grapevine in the greenhouse and it looked very promising for a long time, I never had so many big bunches of grapes as this year. But ofcourse they need time to ripen. Now that they all finally ripe and ready to eat they are attacted by hundreds of wasps eating away all my lovely grapes !! It is just dangerous entering the greenhouse at the moment. The also eat away the bell peppers and the tomatoes, not as bad as the grapes, but they are damaged too. The only veg they didn’t attack are the hot chilli peppers.
It is a problem many fruit growers have at the moment over here in Europe, they are everywhere where there is lovely sweet juicy fruit. A disaster for the professional fruit growers, more than for me ofcourse. But there is not much you can do apparently. I looked it up on the net.
Well I suppose there are worse things in life, but it is such a waste of good fruit.
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