They need to Plump up a Bit….


No doubt about it….Autumn is on the way.  The Elder Flowers set their seeds, started to develop the fruit which is now swelling and starting to adopt its characteristic purple colour.

Just needs to plump up a little bit more so that we can harvest and make some Elderberry Wine and Purple Gin.

The garden may be looking a trifle the worst for wear but the hedgerows are full of growth and sporting some of my favourite “weeds”.  Just love the Mares Tails with the silky leaves and corrugate stems….


It is a shame it is so rampant as otherwise it could grace many a herbaceous border.

24th August

(C) David Oakes 2015