Towards the end of the summer I started to notice seeds wherever I was. Even though I live in the huge city that I do, I'm often surrounded by nature - I make sure of that. I'd notice seeds hanging from trees in the street, seeds on plants growing through railings, or poking over someone's garden wall. I'd notice them in our own 'garden' (lots of pots on our steps and window sill). So I started collecting them.
Lots of the London parks have wild flower 'meadows' to attract insects and provide food for birds. There's plenty of seeds so I collected some for next spring. Hopefully I'll have a collection of different poppies growing in front of my flat.
The more unusual seeds and pods which I collected I put in a basket on the window sill. I'm waiting to put them into seperate little envelopes.
I think my favourite are from the trumpetvine, a plant I was unfamiliar with before, but seem to see it everywhere now.
As the leaves start to fall around me, I'm glad I made use of the seeds, harvesting them in and keeping them until next spring. I'm hoping next spring we'll have a abundance of multicoloured flowers to admire each time with step out the front door.