Seed heads

One of the things I love about this time of year is pottering about in the garden having a good sort out. The light is beautifully mellow and there’s a nip to the air. There’s lots of birds to see, flitting between different plants gobbling up seeds and berries. The dried out sunflower heads are particularly popular. The poppy pods rattle and shake. I love the way they slowly breakdown, looking like filigree metalwork.

I took down the broad bean fortress this weekend. You can read about its inception here. We discovered a few pods we’d missed during picking. We also unearthed loads of potatoes from in amongst the broad bean plants. Considering we didn’t plant any potatoes there, that’s quite impressive. They’ve all grown from our homemade compost. We had a bucket of 27 spuds!

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