On our allotment complex the gardening season has ended. After spending the summer in their little garden houses, people are packing up to go home. It's getting more and more quiet. Our neighbours are still there and won't leave until the first frost.
We haven't cleaned up the house and outdoor kitchen yet. The weather is still fine and I don't want the summer to end. We try to enjoy the garden as long as possible. We often do this in the company of family and friends, but now and then my husband and I have the garden to ourselves, like today. It's just perfect sitting on the veranda reading a book, with birdsong in the background.
Although much of the colour has left the garden, there are still some flowers in bloom, like Dahlia's, Roses and the last Sweetpeas. The Cosmea is a bit disappointing this year. Producing lots of long green stems, but few flowers. Inside the greenhouse the chili peppers are turning red at last and the black peppers are ready to be picked. I had a huge crop of garlic this year. After having dried for a couple of weeks, they are ready for long term storage.
Are you enjoying home grown fruit or vegetables?
Wish you all a happy weekend!