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AUTUMN Innit

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:00 pm

This time of the year is known to us British as Autumn while our cousins across the pond like to call it the Fall possibly because they can't spell autumn but more like as it more accurately describes what has been occurring in the chateau garden for the last 4 weeks. I only have two smallish trees in the grounds but wake up each morn to a fair covering of dead leaves from what seems every other tree in the locale :( The rate they accumulate by far outstrips my ability to gather them and more importantly dispose of them once gathered. I am praying for a northerly wind which will carry the leaves in another direction than my garden but accept nothing will change much until Chrimbo :shake:
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Re: AUTUMN Innit

Postby Jacksparrow » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:15 pm

Different year same problem. Autumn is here and so are the dead leaves :( Apart from that I am somewhat disappointed to report that my excellent crop of rowan berries is steadily falling to the ground with hardly any takers for the easy meal. Mrs JS has spotted one Blackbird eating in the tree but otherwise loads of what ought to be winter larder are going to waste. :weep:
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Re: AUTUMN Innit

Postby Placido » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:02 am

Aha, the easy way to disencumber yourself from fallen leaves is to order the gardener to mow the rolling pastures of the estate. This is what happened to me yesterday :D, but owing to the gale which blew all night long I now have short grass and a fresh crop of identical leaves :doh:.
S'Nature, innit.

Your rowan problem is the opposite of mine - which spookily I was going to raise on another topic - my pyrawotsits have been surgically stripped in a fashion never seen previously (blackies and speugs) but the over-burdened rowan remains untouched and intact.
In normal years, apart from holly berries, the rowan is the beeline favourite, but not this year.
Odd, innit.
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Re: AUTUMN Innit

Postby Butterfly » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:10 pm

Placido wrote:Aha, the easy way to disencumber yourself from fallen leaves is to order the gardener to mow the rolling pastures of the estate.

^ :laugh:
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Re: AUTUMN Innit

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:40 pm

Rowan berries still largely uneaten. Glorious colour from the foliage
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Re: AUTUMN Innit

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:42 pm

The Victoria Plum has it's autumn dress.
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Re: AUTUMN Innit

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:46 pm

It's Shaggy Parasol time
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Re: AUTUMN Innit

Postby greenfinch2 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:54 pm

I like your autumn pictures JS no berrys with me .Waxwings have arrived in the area.
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Re: AUTUMN Innit

Postby Butterfly » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:21 pm

Very nice pictures Jacksparrow :photo:
I've seen wood pigeons pick every berry from a holly tree next door, not one left :shake:
But the small amount of rowan berries are not touched by any bird :unsure:
You are lucky to have waxwings around greenfinch2 :D , I've never seen one I don't think.
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Re: AUTUMN Innit

Postby greenfinch2 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:47 pm

If ,I could post you a picture I would they are lovely birds I feed them apples.
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