Where did the Summer go? August just flew by sadly I was unable to write up my blog this month. We had hardly any rain in August and the garden suffered somewhat. The most disappointing were my roses which produced only one flush of flowers this year. Following the recent downpours we do have some lush foliage appearing so perhaps all is not lost.
September has brought it’s usual crisp sunny mornings, one notable exception being the lack of wasps in the garden this year. Our bee population has recovered quite well however, we made an extra effort to provide more bee loving plants this year. The vegetable garden has been very successful this year with of course the notable exception of beetroot which I am still struggling with. Tomatoes, cucumbers, runner beans and sweet corn have all produced exceptionally well.
Our fuchsia baskets always seem to do much better in the cooler days of autumn.
A selection of some of the fruits that are still being harvested.
The grapes are the first I have harvested both vines are about five years old, I have my doubts if the outdoor varieties will ripen before the frosts arrive, fingers crossed.