|Squashes of all colours unite|
|Hen pheasant in the front garden|
|Shaggy Ink Cap fritters|
|Blueberry bushes turning|
|Jerusalem artichokes in flower|
The ocas have been earthed up and the first Jerusalem artichokes, parsnips and swedes have been harvested. Plenty of spent plants are bulking up the compost heap: sweetcorn, courgettes, squashes. Only ten tomato plants are left and the flow of tomatoes has slowed to a trickle. The baby sweetcorn actually gave us a decent crop so sweetcorn production is being continued. Next year we'll try a few in the polytunnel.
|Baby corn 'Snowbaby'|
This is the month when we've had the most visitors: every weekend booked and the half-term week. There are still plenty of fine sunny autumn days and on the foul days we can follow the cats' lead.
|Poppy and Domino having a snooze day|