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Autumn Berries

neellan

By neellan

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Walking around the garden in the Autumn sunshine today what an abundance of Berries on the trees and Blackberries amongst the Heather

Cotoneaster Berries

Sambuccus Nigra

Physocarpus

There is still some colour to be seen in the wildflower bed

Bees love this Blue flower – Phacelia or Scorpion flower

Bees and Butterflies were in evidence enjoying the nectar in the late burst of warmth

Cyclamen – they used to be pink now all white but still pretty under the shrubs

Great Expectations on it’s third or fourth blooming it has been a really good year

I love these Toadstools they appear every year up here at the top of the garden (no Fairies visible in this shot!)

The sun is moving off my seat now so it’s time to go back down with my coffee cup and camera and think about making tea

I hope you had a late burst of sunshine in your gardens today too!

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What a lovely display,Neellan..love the Sambuccus,Physocarpus,and the blue ones..what are they please? pretty toadstools too..I'm sure I spotted a little fairy playing hide and seek in the bushes just now..look,there it is! oh dear,too late,it's gone now :o)
it all looks great :o)

6 Oct, 2013

 

Looks lovely Neelan, the birds will flock in as soon as it goes chilly, lots of autumn colour in your flowers too,those toadstools look very artistic in the grass......are you sure the fairy isn't under the left one, it looks to have been nibbled. :0)

6 Oct, 2013

 

That looks a very inviting spot where you sit and chill, and the fairies have definitely been it looks as if they have sprinkled fairy dust on top of the toadstools.Like Bloomer I would love to know what the blue flowers are please.

6 Oct, 2013

 

All looking great and yes, please let us know what that blue flower is?
Your wildflower bed is incredibly still full of colour.
Thanks for sharing.

6 Oct, 2013

 

That blue flower is one of the plants used for green manure - we had one self seed one year and it took months to find out what it was - the local nursery didn't know. Its a Phacelia - common name is Scorpion Plant.

Funny about the cyclamen - mine are all white now as well.Perhaps they are stronger than the pink ones. Love the toadstools - they are one of the hallucinogenic ones, but don't party with them as they make you sick as well...Did you know that the Inuit allow the reindeer to eat them and then - get ready for this- they drink the urine? This filters out the emetic and leaves the "high"!

6 Oct, 2013

 

Looks lovely Neellan, I to was wondering what the blue flower was thanks for that Stera, interesting story about the reindeer :-) don't think I'll be trying it though ewwww lol.

6 Oct, 2013

 

Hi Neena ..
Your garden is looking lovely ..
the wildflower bed is especially attractive ..
lots of colour :o) xxx

6 Oct, 2013

 

Thank you Bloomer the Blue flower (which Stera kindly named for me) was in the wild flower seed mix, it is a really attractive flower and quite tall, Fairies and I love sitting up at the top of the garden, lots of hiding places for fairies up there lol :o)

Thank you Pam, There are certainly lots of berries here for the birds to feast on, the Rowan berries have all gone already they must be favourite, your right the far Toadstool has been nibbled and is at an angle of dangle now :o)

Thank you Stroller, it is a favourite spot of mine with lovely views, Stera has kindly named the Blue flower and I will add it to the picture in my blog :o)

Thank you Scottish, Yes I'm really pleased with the wild flower bed also the Cosmos is still looking good despite some heavy rain and quite windy days :o)

Thank you Stera for naming the lovely wild flower Hywel had told me last year but I had forgotten by this year!
I had heard that about the Reindeer and Innuits but didn't realise it was this Toadstool, obviously something has had a high time with one of them as it quite well chomped - it wasn't me honest!! The Cyclamen have been there for years so they must revert eventually :o)

Thank you Simbad the blue fower is really striking isn't it? looks too exotic to be classed a wildflower I'm with you on the Innuit habit uuugh lol :o)

Thank you TT the wildflowers have been really super this year, I planted some last year too but they were disappointing the blue flower was the only one that performed but even that didn't uncurl so I had no idea it looked so good! :o)

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6 Oct, 2013

 

Having a silly night Neellan, aol playing up yet again and chucked us offline for a while.
I too have that lovely blue flower, hadn't a clue where it came from or its name but now you have answered my puzzle, I tried to grow some wild flowers for my daughter, they weren't successful so I emptied the tray over the garden,maybe I'll get some more surprises next year, theres lots of berries around here as well, they all add colour as the leaves change, I was always told its natures way of providing food for the harsh months to come, bit of a sobering thought that, lol.
Seeing your toadstools has made me realise that mine haven't arrived this year, mind you I don't get the pretty red ones that you have, hope my fairies haven't disappeared as well...

6 Oct, 2013

 

Thank you Lincslass computers eh! great when they work! the Scorpion plant is really unusual isn't it - a nice addition to the wildflower bed, the thought of another harsh winter doesn't bear thinking about just yet! The Toadstools are pretty just like a fairytale illustration, so they are around for sure,I should put a sign on my Archseat - Fairies live here!

7 Oct, 2013

 

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7 Oct, 2013

 

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7 Oct, 2013

 

Just beautiful.

7 Oct, 2013

 

Thank you Suey I'm glad you liked a look around my garden :o)

7 Oct, 2013

 

Just Fabulous.

8 Oct, 2013

 

Thank you Lynda you are most kind :o)

8 Oct, 2013

 

I'm trying to catch up Neena lol ...
You have plenty of nice berries, and I'm pleased to see the insects visiting your flowers :o)
Love the toadstools too ... :o)

12 Oct, 2013

 

Hi Hywel thank you, I'm glad your feeling better and able to catch up with all of us :o) the toadstools are colourful aren't they :o)

12 Oct, 2013

 

Thank you for liking Klahanie and Tracey :o)

12 Oct, 2013

 

Loved reading this blog Neellan ... the birds will enjoy the Pyracantha berries before too long ... :o)

19 Oct, 2013

 

Thank you Shirley I'm glad you enjoyed a look around my garden, not so sunny these last few days but still some colour around, no doubt all the berries will be blitzed before long once the birds tire of peanuts :o)

19 Oct, 2013

 

Indeed - a flock of Starlings came into the garden earlier on - before the torrential downpours - and started eating the grapes off the vine!

20 Oct, 2013

 

Oh no! I hope they left you some! I don't get Starlings here :o)

20 Oct, 2013

 

Plenty left to make grape juice with ... something I haven't attempted yet ... today's the day!

21 Oct, 2013

 

Good luck I hope all goes well..... :o)

21 Oct, 2013

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