It's a treat to go back to a garden you've fallen in love with and see it anew in a different season.
Last time I was here it was, literally, blazing June with many of the flowering perennials at their peak
Now at the end of September its the turn of later flowering plants, fruit and trees.
The low light early in the morning (8am rather than 5.30) filters through the wilting flowers and grasses, highlighting the dew and cobwebs.
The stalwarts of late summer include Sedums and Persicarias, whilst Lavander and Perovskia are just about hanging on to their faded blue stems.
The fruit trees are fully laden, the changing leaves are drifting towards earth and a deep mist hangs across the valley after a night of heavy rain.
It's tempting at this time of year to get into tidy-up mode. But if you do it now you face a long winter of stasis
This is when you might be glad of a little more structure in the garden, like these rough square beds, creating views across the garden.
At the other end of the day the light is softer.
Early evenings in autumn are a real pleasure in good weather, a good time to enjoy the view.
And the fruits of nature.
The Hungry Cyclist/Gardener.
A big thanks to Tom, Chris, Desna, Nicola, Rob, Sarah and Susannah for a fab week. And finally, the real star of the garden - Mirabelle
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