There is an early Autumnal feel in the air despite the occasional warmth of the sun.
1. We have been eating beans for a couple of weeks but now there are more than we can deal with so, having made pints of Runner Bean Soup, I have today made a big batch of Fagiolata, as suggested by our lovely neighbour. The purple beans looked lovely against the red of the tomatoey, oniony, garlicky sauce though as soon as they were cooking, they became green.
2. The Crinodendron always delights at this time of year with some crimson flowers still, the glorious pearl-filled seed pods and the tiny new flowers just starting.
3. The Dahlias come into their own in late August. I love them with the white Cosmos.There’s our Welly Dog in the background.
4. Hydrangea Petiolaris is even more gorgeous as it turns from white to russet.
5. New plantings of Pak Choi and Winter Lettuce in the edible trough are beginning to come through. The upside-down hanging basket frames are to protect the seedlings from next-door’s cats.
6. We have cut the Gladioli to have indoors as the wind has not been treating them well.
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