Let it snow!

We’ve got snowberries tucked in this week. It’s the time when these shrubs are showing off their white puffy berries. Officially named Symphoricarpos, these are part of the honeysuckle family and, although they are not a native species, they are an important winter food source for birds like grouse, pheasant and quail. 

We’ve had our first named Autumn storm this week, Storm Agnes. I hope it hasn’t damaged your garden too much. It’s left our chrysanthemums alone, fortunately, as these long blooms are just starting to come into flower - a great British Autumn cut flower!