• Strong winds and troubled trees | Allan Jenkins

    5 days ago - By The Guardian

    As autumn's blustery weather arrives it's time to take stock of struggling trees - and plant bulbs for some early spring colour It is near winter at the summerhouse. Toadstools carpet the grass, some in clumps like fairy homes, others tall and on their own, white like ghosts. The climbing rose is still flowering, a delicate pink and strongly scented. Flocks of birds flit through the rowan, all agitated feeding. Soon they and the red berries will be gone. We have stocked up on sacks of sunflower seed for the residents. Strong winds shake the trees, swirling leaves colour the grass. Soon the...
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