September 2002

Septembers's viewpoint picture.  Click it on it for larger picture

By the middle of September the crocosmia is over and there is a distinct autumnal tint to the trees despite the mild weather. However the dahlias and Michaelmas daisies still provide vibrant colour.

More September pictures

The drier weather this month has suited the roses and I had some decent blooms off Elena.In fact the weather has been so dry that by the end of the month the garden was complaining of drought- almost unbelievable after that wet summer!.

It has been a poor year in my garden for vegetables although the leeks seem to be doing better than usual. I had a small but constant supply of courgettes and runner beans and had a couple of meals off the Romanesco calabrese. The eating apples I was complaining of last month, though, have bulked up. I guess perhaps they were just late varieties. The cooking apples have done well.