We've been out and about locally this week. It is also half term and everywhere is very busy. Cars were queueing to get into Trentham Gardens as we left after our walk around the lake yesterday morning. Inside pumpkin carving was underway. I didn't take any photos of this as there were lots of people around.
I did take a few photos late last week of some of the pumpkin games that had been set up in the formal gardens.
Dahlias and Pumpkins
Noughts and Crosses
Giant spider (there were lots of those) and below Hoopla
Meanwhile in the kitchen garden things were looking lovely and the displays more natural.
Much more to my taste - in the shed
In the greenhouse
I loved this delicate display of heuchera and grasses.
In the garden centre a table had been set with displays of pumpkins, squashes and grapes. Non of them real of course.
They were very pretty but I still preferred the displays in the kitchen garden.
Up towards the city centre the Emma Bridgewater factory and shop was also decorated with pumpkins.
We popped in for a coffee and took a peek in both the shops. One present was purchased.
We haven't bought a pumpkin to carve this year but
sweets have been bought ready to hand out at the door now it is All Hallows' Eve, Hallowe'en or Halloween. I wonder how many little ghosts, wizards and witches will visit this year?