The children are back at school.
The weather is absolutely gorgeous (How typical is that!)
The daytime temperatures may still say it is Summer, but there is now an air of Autumn about the place. The mornings are cool, misty and full of dew-laden cobwebs, set to brush against your face. The hedges are filling with Autumn's bounty and there is change afoot in the vegetable and fruit garden. We may not be done with Summer just yet, but Autumn is waiting there in the wings and we are certainly on the bridge to a new season.
|Sunflowers on a sunny September day in Normandy|
Runner Beans may traditionally be thought of as a summer crop but I always seem to get my best crops in early Autumn. Following the recent wetter weather and now with the warm sunshine the result is some really long beans.
In the fruit garden there are cultivated blackberries to be had although this year the birds seem to getting more than me. It's not a problem though. Take a walk out along the paths around Eco-Gites of Lenault and you will see that the hedgerows are simply dripping with wild fruits - far more than the birds could possibly devour. We will be feasting on blackberry crumble this year then! It won't be blackberry and apple though, as you would know if you read my garden update blog last 2 week ago ... our 2014 apple crop was appalling!
|Blackberries ripe for picking if I can beat the birds|
|Autumn raspberries beginning to swell|
|Oops - no-one told this strawberry that we are almost in Autumn|
And just because it was such a fabulous day when I took these photos and the grass was dry enough to lie on, here is the polytunnel from a slightly different angle. And no, I have not messed with the colours - the sky really was that blue!
I am linking up with Annie's weekly gardening blog linky over at Manneskjur. Why not pop over and see if other gardens are still in summer or whether they are all on the bridge to Autumn?