Our Garden – September 2006

This month proved to be (by over 3°C) the warmest September on record. We were able to eat our lunch under the pergola on most days with the grapes ripening above our heads. We only noticed that autumn was approaching because the nights were drawing in. During our holiday in Scotland at the beginning of the month some of our vegetables succumbed to the drought – we did not want to ask the neighbours to water everything whilst we were away. However, some welcome rain in the middle of the month kept the colour going in the flower garden.