We have been blessed this week with some wonderfully sunny days but there was one or two cold nights so the autumn colours have started to show around the place. The blueberries did not exactly overwhelm us with berries this year but the foliage today is a marvellous plum red.
The leaves on the cultivated blackberry have just the tinge of red on their edges. There are a few more berries but having about 12 lbs in the freezer I am not anxious to collect them all now.
All our tree fruit was a disappointment this year, but this pear trees leaves against the blue sky has earnt its forgiveness for now!
The sunflowers have lost their petals, but then they trebled in size and made these great big heads. Weird looking but fascinating. They are supposed to be a pollen free variety (for cut flowers) but the bees still go on them.
Further down the garden there is nothing attractive about these sweet peas. They are dead. I had to done some gloves and get going on clearing and saving the seeds and canes for next year.