Autumn 2023 fungi, splashes of colour and gardening chores

Hunting for fungi is always great fun in the park – not for eating of course. Here are just a few we found over the last few days.

I could not resist two splashes of colour, strictly not in the park itself and  I end with gardening chores – in the raised beds in the orchard area. The remaing plant in the middle will be an agapanthus which had become root-bound in our own garden and now having been split into four, will become the centre-pieces of the four raised beds.  Outcasts from gardens most welcome if they will add colour next summer!

One Reply to “Autumn 2023 fungi, splashes of colour and gardening chores”

  1. The North American Sweetgum, Liquidamber styraciflua, does produce some amazing autumn (or should that be fall?) colours. Similarly a Tupelo, Nyssa sylvatica, was looking glorious in Isabella Plantation last week. There’s also a fine specimen of this at the Palm House Lake at Kew.

    Presume the delightful Thunbergia alata is in your house? A near neighbour of mine has several coloured varieties of this climber up her front fence through the summer months but now consigned to green waste!

    I did walk around Perivale Park a week ago after a mothing session at Perivale Wood & despite lots of good habitat very few birds other than the ubiquitous species. Didn’t see a single finch (or anything else) in the seed crop.

    Hopefully a few might appear by the time I take an Ealing Wildlife group around next month?

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