With the large productive garden like ours, there is never to ideal time to go on holiday. This year we tried early September, the weather had cooled from the burning heat of the summer and the harvest was slowing down.
While we were away I think the plants decided to work overtime and we came back to some very large courgettes, loads of tomatoes, the runner beans decided to start growing after refusing in the hot weather and amongst other things I picked 78 ripe figs.
The sweet peppers have done really well this year and already harvested 26 this month alone, some of them are pretty big.
The garden does not look too bad considering the weather vagaries we have had this year, some things are at their best. The sedum ( stonecrop or Hylotelephium) is looking good and the dahlias are beginning to flower well. Verbeba Bonariensis as ever is keeping the purple colour everywhere.
Asters are in flower and add more colour at this time of the year.
Now it is raining a bit and still warm we have reseeded some of the areas of the grass which have not recovered from the summer drought, hopefully the green will be showing in these areas soon.