It’s September in the sundial garden and my favourite season is just around the corner: Autumn.
The waning summer blooms, still add bursts of colour to the garden.
Whilst the last of the summer vegetables hang on to the vestiges of their mother plants.
High in the trees, fruit ripens and it’s the time of the apple. Later in the week I’ll be showing you what you can bake and make with your apple stash. This year has been a good year for our apple tree.
With the wet summer we’ve had, some farmers are struggling to get the hay in and I can still hear the gentle hum of the combines, in far off fields, on a late sunny evening. Once the harvest is over, it will time to prepare to Autumn.
For me, September is a time of preparation. Freezing excess fruit and vegetables; pickling and preserving. The nights will close in and soon be dotted with Halloween pumpkins. The crackle of bonfires will replace the combines and all too soon the plants will lose their foliage. A time to enjoy, homemade, apple crumble and damson wine in front of the open fire.
I’d love to hear what’s growing in your garden this month, so don’t forget to let me know below and share your pictures with us on Instagram.
Happy Gardening Peeps.