11. How does your Garden Grow?

I'm feeling slightly sad that the Summer is coming to an end. It's so chilly we even lit our woodburner last night! In our defence it is an old house, and half of it is underground on one side, and we have single glazed poorly fitting windows! Anyway, I am trying not be to glum, and am imagining all the beautiful colours soon to adorn the trees, and apples, and blackberries, and hazelnuts from our garden and hedgerows! I'm also hoping for an Indian Summer, to help keep my amazing figs fruiting! Look at our tree. It is vast. DSC02839-4 And look at our produce! I am completely loving them - I eat them whole, or sliced up in salads. I am wondering what else I can do with them as they're not something I have really bought in the past, so have never really done anything with them! Although, they are lovely as I am eating them ;-) DSC02755-1 Even the butterflies like the fig tree - I spied this Red Admiral sunning itself on the leaves in the early evening sunshine - and had my camera on me! Yay! Finally a butterfly shot ;-) DSC02822-2 In other non fig related news, we also have Runner Beans - and they are yummy. I am definitely growing these again next year, as they have been very well behaved, low maintenance, free from pests, and delicious! I picked these beauties to serve with lunch today :) DSC02853-5 And finally, some pretty Crocomasia adding a lovely splash of Summer colour to one of my borders! DSC02835-3 Until next week! I am off to research what to plant out for a Winter harvest now - I'm guessing Sprouts and spuds may feature! Hop over to the fabulous fabulous Manneskjur #HDYGG Linky for plenty of gardening goodness...

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