The weather has turned and we are getting a last bite at summer. After going into shock in August some plants are getting a welcome reprieve or a chance to ripen on the vine.
Sungold has been a a favourite as it even succeeds in Scotland and is ultrasweet.
Sadly we have experienced some "grinning" for a second year. The books suggest that such skin splitting is due to temperature variations. And while recent days have been sunny night temperatures have been low.
The only other variety I have grown this year was sold as San Marzano - I've recently concluded that I was sold a pup. These are not plum tomatoes by any stretch of the imagination. They're not bad, some are ripening now, as you can see, so soon we will see what sort of sauce they make. Some of them have split too.
Others plants benefiting from the respite
|Sunflower "Little Dorrit"|
|Fig Leaf Melon|
..but it is tailor made for Autumn Raspberry Joan J.
Here's some other random pictures.
Our local mob of tree sparrows got a nasty shock the other day when this visitor turned up
Another subject that I haven't mentioned in a while is baking. Here's a Boston Cake - 7 Cinnamon Buns baked together. A surefire winner.