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September 2015

Not too cool for a cucumber

We’ve had spectacular late-September weather, with lovely warm sun and blue skies during the day. On a day like today, I can’t quite believe …

Blackberry and honey pancakes

These fresh blackberries, picked from the hedge yesterday, were destined to make a small batch of jam. But when I came down this …

A perfect Sunday roast chicken

I’ve recently discovered Home Farm Shop, in the next village, Kingweston. I’ve seen the sign before, as I’ve raced towards Castle Cary …

Fashion Week: a review

We’ve just had London Fashion Week, so I thought it fitting to show you who was on the ‘Best-dressed in Butleigh’ list this September. Check out …

To marrow is another day

It comes as something of a relief that I haven’t had a glut of courgettes. Despite growing two plants – which got …

Beanguine

When runner beans escape being picked (they’re not called ‘runners’ for nothing) they can suddenly grow Very Big Indeed. When this happens …

Nothing beets…

… a plate of home-grown September salad when you’re feeling a little lacklustre. Crunchy, tasty, bursting with vitamins and minerals. Here I’ve mixed freshly …

misty morning

I do love this time of year. Here’s some late-September views around the garden.