Nutting Girl and the Late Summer Giant.

"And what few nuts that poor girl had, She threw them all away." Nutting Girl I have had Nutting Girl, the folk song and Morris Jig tune in my head this week after finding several instances of proof the squirrels are after the hazelnuts. If you want to harvest any for yourself get out there …

And the season turned…

Echinops are fabulous, if spiky perennials that can be swarming with bees. Cut them down as soon as they have flowered and you will get a second showing. Leaving aside the change in the temperatures from last week, you have been able to feel it this week, that Autumn is in the air and we …