There are still plenty jobs to be done on the nursery and in the garden for us bipeds. However, other altogether more sensible lifeforms have the good sense to tuck themselves somewhere snug and go to sleep until spring arrives.
At first glance I thought that this Pinus mugo had sprouted red berries, but closer inspection revealed half a dozen ladybirds all clustered at the tip of a branch. Who knows what prearrangement they all had to get together for the winter?
This rather horrific site was revealed when I turned over a rhubarb forcer - over 60 of the buggers!
Ask no questions, hear no lies when it comes to what I did with the little darlings....