I was going to leave the sunflower and sweetcorn stems standing over the winter but I changed my mind. This morning I pulled them up, stripped off any remaining leaves then hid them alongside the compost bin under the blackberry bush. As well as being out of sight they may well provide a welcome winter refuge for some wildlife.
Following Paula‘s suggestion I’ve also dug up the mystery plant and moved it into the square planter. It wasn’t in a good place, and leaving it may not have turned out to be a good idea. Whatever it is it’s multi-stemmed and has now lost it’s leaves.
The blackthorn and hawthorn continue to provide colour and interest. The blackthorn has green lichen on the north facing truck and the hawthorn is shedding the now golden leaves exposing skeletal branches.
Have a good weekend!
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