After the dry period throughout July and August it was a bit of a shock when September proved to be so wet. In spite of a few warm and sunny days towards the end of the month it was generally quite unpleasant. Raspberries started to get mildew and the tomatoes – in spite of liberal doses of copper sulphate – were succumbing to blight by the end of the month.
Agastache Mexican Sangria
Mushroom agaricus xanthoderma (yellow stainer) in our lawn. Not to be eaten!
Fuchsia mellanica (lady’s eardrops)
A poor sick sparrowhawk that found its way into our garden.
… these will soon be ready for harvesting.
… and this picture shows how tall it grew.
Japonica - can be used as a quince but is much harder and smaller.
New Zealand hibiscus grown from seed brought back from a holiday
These fruits may look like tomatoes but they are a type of aubergine.
The Bramley apple tree is full of fruit this year …
… as is the Worcester Pearmain.
The house from the back garden
We have never had a hanging basket before that has been this good so late in the year.
The Boston ivy on the side of the house is turning red.
Because George was unwell we were unable to pick the apples and they fell off the tree.
The runner beans are still flowering.
Sloes ripening ready for sloe gin
George finally picks some apples.
A basket full of Bramley apples
Secret Garden – Nocturne