Saturday 29 October 2016

A Little Splash of Colour

Over in Nut Wood, our little wildlife haven, at first glance it seems messy, almost derelict looking and nothing special.  But to the little creatures that live there it's home and a refuge. 

There are a few rabbits that see it as a sanctuary from the dogs in the morning , as long as Rosy doesn't spot them and they sit still they are safe in there, if they lose their nerve and make a dash across the paddock to the perceived safety of the big woodland it really is a run for their lives.

There are lots of insects that we can see, and no doubt many more that we never lay eyes on, but that go about their business day to day in amongst the wood chippings, trees, boulders, logs and tree stumps.

But I'm most pleased about the greenery that is starting to spring to life in the 'wildflower corner'.  Yes, to most of us they are seen as weeds, but what is a weed if not a wildflower growing in the wrong place .... only these are growing in the right place :-)

A few little Buttercups  ...

... and now at last the Poppies have decided to come to life.

Glorious red poppies ....

... and lovely deep pink poppies.

A splash of colour on a dreary autumnal day.

Have a good weekend.

Sue xx


  1. So lovely to see some flowers blooming this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

  2. It is nice to see a bit of colour and it will look really lovely once it has become more established. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. That poppy is beautiful and such a deep shade of pink.

  4. The pink poppy is my favorite. I haven't seen a buttercup in years.

    God bless.

  5. It's good to see colour as autumn advances...the wait for spring flowers - in January lol - is upon me

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    1. Noooo ..... the Genista nearer the house is a mass of yellow flowers, the pink rose bush is still blooming, we have daisies and lavenders still in bloom, and this morning there are five more red poppies in Nut Wood 😊 💐

      We have colour everywhere, this was just me highlighting those little splashes of colour that you have to look for to see properly.

  7. I'd love to have a wild flower meadow. Very poignant to have a poppy this time of year x

  8. I love that wild flower meadow too.

  9. Not much green in our garden, but the nasturtium flowers are still blooming. That poppy is an amazing deep colour - I hope to grow some next year. Enjoy the rest of your weekend

  10. What a lovely area - I love wild flowers like that x x


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