Posted: 27/09/2014 at 19:09
Oh YvieS - I feel tired just reading your posting!!
Have just come in from a lovely couple of hours in the garden - so very mild I topped it off with an al fresco G & T - possibly the last of the season but, then again, maybe not. It was so peaceful - no sounds except the birds rustling in the trees (the small birds - blue tits, robins, wrens etc have been very active today) and the sound of squirrels pinching all the hazel nuts and walnuts. They make such a mess removing the casing and then shelling the walnuts but it's quite entertaining to watch.
Picked a load of apples for storing and a pile of quinces so I think I'll be making quince jelly tomorrow and perhaps some hot apple chutney with windfalls.
This time of year is a bit sad to see the garden slowly fading - but I love that sense of nestling in and stocking up ready for the winter