Curiosity

Our local horse chestnut “bombing season” is pretty much over now, but the evidence of this recent hail of conkers is still lying on the ground beneath every tree …

Sell By

Personally I love the look of the autumn leaves, but I can understand that if my favourite food was juicy green leaves then the pretty multicoloured carpet that forms at this time of year would be somewhat disappointing …

Rhubarb

Not to be confused with the cartoon Roobarb (sometimes called Roobarb and Custard) that used to air on the BBC just before the main evening news.  Roobarb was clearly iconic rather than ironic! (BTW rhubarb leaves are of course poisonous to humans, whereas the internet assures me that those same leaves do no harm to […]

Bully

Slightly surprised to discover that there really are carnivorous snails, some even introduced from distant lands to control native snail populations  …

Lost

Look on the bright side – the garden’s overgrown because of all the good weather we’ve been having …

Crowded

Predictably this morning’s rain meant that we saw virtually no one else out and about during our “daily exercise” walk.  However, we did see an unusually large number of snails …