A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Baddesley Clinton - Part 2: Walled and Kitchen Gardens and Scarecrows
When we visited Baddesley Clinton a few weeks ago there was still plenty of colour (in addition to the dahlias) in the walled garden.
This tumbledown shed was covered in ivy and ivy flowers which were attracting many bees and hoverflies.
The scarecrow display in the kitchen garden had a Shakespeare theme this year.
Autumn is on the way - hawthorn, holly and pyracantha berries
Some of the apple trees have huge clumps of mistletoe.
Coffee and Walnut Cake before we left :)
For Wendy - in reply to your comment in the Baddesley dahlia post these are the type of dahlias I was referring to which may be better for bees? The second photo was taken on a previous visit and the flower was attracting butterflies :)
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