I thought I would be struggling to find six images to share this week.  Yesterday we had sun and mild weather so we went for a walk at Erddig (NT) were the woods outside the park are slowly changing to their autumn colours. I did wonder if they’d mind if I took a few leaves (sacks) home?


And we came across these – which I think might be Harlequin ladybirds; they look similar to images online – I’ve sent the details to the Harlequin Ladybird Survey, who are monitoring their spread, just in case.


Two weeks ago, I planted out some garlic cloves.  Some in a raised bed and some in pots.  After receiving a bag of grass clippings from my brother, I went out this morning to mulch them (as recommended) and found they have already sprouted – almost every one that I had planted.

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This my last (second) cucumber.  I’ll leave it for the slugs.

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Having grown sunflowers for the first time this year – with good success – I have been left with the seed heads, which I thought I would put out for the birds when the cold weather comes.  But someone said that birds prefer loose seeds and won’t eat them if they’re still fixed.  Has anyone had experience of this?

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And the first crocus have appeared – I’ve no idea which variety or what colour!

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So there are my six for this week – have a look as some other images at The Propagator’s blog.