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    It's Autumn 2017

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Sep 15 2017, 18:29

    It's been another mixed day of glorious sunshine and heavy showers ...

    Out earlier this afternoon and I was like a big kid sunny  LOL!

    The Autumn leaves were crunching beneath my feet, I never grow tired of hearing the crunch Smile

    The grandchildren weren't with me, they were at school, but as soon as I heard that first crunch they immediately came to mind because it's something they enjoy too!
    I hope that the weather may be good over the weekend and they too can enjoy some leaf crunching.

    Of course Dad's and Grandad's may look at this slightly differently as the garden slowly becomes covered with unwanted leaves Mad

    My walk was a little short lived, I kept a sharp eye on the grey clouds ... they were speeding my way ...

    Too soon it was off to the shops and a small trolley full of some great LCHF foods, even though there were Christmas cards in the shops I resisted buying any - plenty of time to get them in a few months time.

    Fish is on the menu tonight ... well it is Friday Smile

    All the best Jan
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    Re: It's Autumn 2017

    Post by graham64 on Fri Sep 15 2017, 21:38

    Got my leaf blower at the ready Cool  though hopefully it's a few weeks off the trees shedding their leaves. Still plenty needs doing in the garden just need some decent weather


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    Re: It's Autumn 2017

    Post by chris c on Sun Sep 17 2017, 22:37

    Allegedly when I used to stomp on the autumn leaves I used to say "tush!"

    They're not really falling here yet but some are changing colour. The horse chestnuts have been hit with some disease for the last several years which turns the leaves brown early but otherwise doesn't seem to affect them. On the other hand, ash dieback disease has been making inroads and in some woods the ashes are nearly all dead, but others are still unaffected.

    Lots of assorted berries in the hedges and trees, which some of the migrant birds are chomping down to fatten up for their migration. Meanwhile there's lots of stuff germinating in the fields, mainly wheat and rape. Bread and margarine yum (NOT)!

    Mostly it's been cold and showery with a few sunny intervals. The good news is that the flies have gone. Now to deal with all the spiders . . .
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    Re: It's Autumn 2017

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Sep 19 2017, 17:11

    Glad that the flies have now gone Chris.

    Talking of spiders (as you were) apparently they don't like conkers!!!

    A good friend swears by having conkers in their bungalow at this time of year. By doing this she says she never has problems with spiders and she strategically places the conkers around the edges of the rooms behind furniture etc.

    Can't say I've tried it!

    Have you?
    Has anyone?

    Do horse chestnuts keep spiders away?
    https://www.scienceworld.ca/blog/do-horse-chestnuts-keep-spiders-away

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    Re: It's Autumn 2017

    Post by graham64 on Wed Sep 20 2017, 22:44

    Not seen a lot of spiders this year "yet" and far fewer flies too and unless there's a warmish spell soon I don't think wasps will be a problem usually see loads at this time of year


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    Re: It's Autumn 2017

    Post by chris c on Wed Sep 20 2017, 23:39

    Oh yes, hardly any wasps here for the last few years now, and not more than a few hornets. Plenty of bees, butterflies and moths though.

    The spiders are partly self-limiting. I keep them around because they catch the flies, and midges, after which they start to eat each other, and we generally end up with one massive spider - think Hand from the Adams Family - which usually took up residence under mother's bed, plus a load of the skinny ones which trail webs all over the place and collect the dust, until they go into the hoover.

    The outdoor ones generally die off with the frosts, leaving little egg bundles in the corners of the window frames and soffits ready for next year.
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    Re: It's Autumn 2017

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Sep 23 2017, 23:42

    An Autumn Walk:

    "It's official: recent research undertaken National Trust confirms that the natural colours we see on an autumnwalk make us feel happier, healthier and calmer. And there's no doubt that getting out and about is just the tonic at a time when more than 40 per cent of the population admits to feeling down as the nights draw in.

    And who doesn't love an autumn walk? Shades of green pine, flashes of jewel-red berries, the burnt orange foliage of oaks and sycamores, vibrant purple wildflowers and russet toned rushes: strolling through the British countryside is the best way to take in the beautiful colours of the changing seasons.

    To help encourage more people to make the most of the autumn palette, the National Trust has unveiled a list of top walks inspired by the colours of autumn. Chosen by Trust rangers, they showcase the rainbow of colours and scenery that can be enjoyed across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this September and October.

    And to do our bit to make you happy, we've scoured the country to find the best places to stroll, amble or hike, with the help of the National Trust, Visit England and the Forestry Commission. So wrap up warm, grab a brolly (just in case) and make the most of Britain's glorious autumn.

    And don't forget this year's Great British Walk, which takes place at National Trust properties all over the country from 8 September to 24 October. Discover orange clad hills, woodlands of golden leaves, blue evening skies and if you're lucky some red squirrels along the way."

    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/walking

    walk through colourful heathland

    Happy Walking

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    Re: It's Autumn 2017

    Post by chris c on Sun Sep 24 2017, 23:54

    Yes it's colouring up nicely now, still a bit here and there though. The heather's finished flowering and some of the bracken and birches are turning.

    Finally my Virginia Creeper is earning its keep and turning maroon and purple so far. I didn't prune it (or anything else) last year so it's taken over about half the garden and should be a spectacular display real soon now.

    A few relatively warm, sunny and still days. I've got my winter woollie out and am wearing it most days but the heating is temporarily off again.
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    Re: It's Autumn 2017

    Post by graham64 Yesterday at 22:26

    After a wet murky start to the day the sun came out and it warmed up nicely to make a pleasant afternoon, been watching the birds in the hawthorn hedge tucking in to the berries nearly stripped it bare over the last few days


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    Re: It's Autumn 2017

    Post by Eddie Today at 01:08

    Jeez, if there has been a worse summer during my life time I cannot remember it. I'm hoping for some late Autumn so called global warming.


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