Strong winds and the first frost tell us summer is now well behind us.
We actually have had a week away in the sun of Spain, only to return to find the runner bean arch and a tree peony had been blown over. The archway which had been in place since the start of our garden on 2003 has served us very well, but there has been a feeling it had shaded parts of the garden over much, so perhaps the opportunity now to see if it improves things with it gone. Next year will use poles in wig wags for the beans. The archway made from roofing batons is still in good nick, so lots of frames to use around the place, certainly the Albertine climbing rose will benefit from some better support.
More frosts forecast this weekend will surely finish the dahlias, which are well past their best, although still producing flowers. Most bulbs planted, tulips still to go.
Still plenty to do in the garden.
Great to see the first flock of fieldfares on a hawthorn clearing up the berries.