October 1st

In the vegetable patch, plenty of weeds are enjoying the autumn sunshine.

Daisies, foxgloves, catsear and nipplewort are still in flower in the grounds of Moorhaven while the hedgerows sport a mix of late specimens of summer flowers, like campions and rough chervil, and autumn flowering cyclamens, marjoram and water pepper. The cyclamen is an introduction from several centuries ago that has escaped from gardens; unlike other ‘garden’ cyclamens it flowers in the autumn rather than spring.

Already fruiting are hemp agrimony, black bryony, woody nightshade, and umbellifers.


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