Posted: 27/09/2016 at 14:25
We have sunshine in Bristol at last, although I must admit it has been warm in the greyness of the morning. Another mountain of prunings has been tidies away so the garden is looking more cared for now. There are loads of bumble bees feeding on my asters which are in full flower. Some are crawling in and out of the cyclamen flowers too. Squirrels are scurrying about everywhere, some full grown some still youngsters, all looking for food to fill up on. now and again one passes with a fallen apple or pear in its mouth. Reminds me of the funniest thing i ever saw at the Botanic Garden one autumn when i was a volunteer gardener there. A squirrel ran past me with a turbin on its head made of horticultural fleece it had acquired from one of the tenderish plants which had been wrapped against an early frost. Evidently it found this the best way to get it to its eyrie.