It has been a few months since I last posted about the garden and hedgerow gems. I don't want to dwell on it, but my little one had repeat surgery in the Summer on his tummy, and it really affected my business and productivity, as you would expect. As we dealt with it, I was very aware of the changes around us, and as Summer turned to Autumn, I very much absorbed the changing seasons, and our vulnerability. Enjoying the late summer sunshine, and a slight nip in the air, we are feeling very grateful.
September - the month harvesting! Abundant elderberries and blackberries fill the hedgerows this month, and our hawthorn trees have delighted us with swathes of red - the last of our colour until Spring. The tall, dried hemlock remains behind in the fields, looking elegant and strong, along the with dried foxglove spires - a true delight against the early sunsets. Seeds are forming and starting to fall to the earth.
We have had a very busy garden this Autumn, and we are very lucky to live alongside our woodland animal friends. The squirrels, magpies and badgers have very much enjoyed the apples. I love the surge in energy this month, everything has purpose. Small animals tucking away the berries and making cosy winter homes for themselves.
I have also been busy painting gift box lids for a special giveaway next month! See my Instagram for behind the scenes of the painting process! I have been trying to capture some of the activity from the garden!
I am still very pleased to have swathes of colour in the garden, as it soldiers on. Nothing is growing now, all activity has now shifted to ripening of fruits, leaves and stems, as it all starts to toughen up and shut down.
I am looking forward to bringing you the next instalment and observations from my Cornish Garden, surrounding fields and woodlands! See you in October!