Posted: Yesterday at 08:41
Colder this morning and heavy rain and strong winds forecast for all day in Bristol so I have switched on the heating again at least for this morning to warm the house up . Their is standing water on the patio so the rain must have kept the frost at bay. Any gardening will be done in the conservatory today. Lots of deadheading needed I see.among the violas and pelargoniums. I expect most of the Bramleys still on the tree will be knocked down in the strong winds nut the Charles Ross apples usually hang on till gone Xma Yesterday while I was working out in the garden two squirrels joined me. They were very busy carrying away the smaller apples, no doubt to dry them somewhere for the winter. One year at this time I watched one struggling to poke one which was too big under a roof tile next door. Eventually, he solved it. He nibbled it , sitting in the gutter till it was small enough to push in. In Edmonton in Canada I watched squirrels slotting mushrooms to dry in between the logs in my sister;s logpile and inspecting the ones they had done before. She said as soon as they were dry enough they took them away to store. Nature can teach us a lot.