Some mornings over the last few days it has seemed definitely Autumn-ey. Look at this photo of my Asparagus in the morning sunshine, covered in heavy dew:
The Asparagus is actually still continuing to produce new spears. The temptation to cut them for eating is very strong...
The Celeriac is now about the same size as a tennis-ball. Here's the evidence:
Unfortunately, my latest batch of Endives is all bolting.
When they go like this you can't eat them - they are tough, stringy and excessively bitter. I find it very hard to grow nice Endives, because my soil is too dry and sandy for them, even though some of those I have grown this year were from seeds given to me by my daughter Fiona, who lives in France, and are allegedly “Très résistante à la châleur...”
The Summer Savory is in full flower now. The herb is probably past the stage of being useable in the kitchen, but it looks very pretty though. It is covered in little mauve flowers, a bit like Thyme.
The Sprouting Broccoli that was attacked by the Cabbage Root Fly is going to pull through, I think. Of the six plants I have, two were unaffected and are big and healthy, two are just hanging on to life, and two are recovering, like this one:
This photo shows one of the "just surviving" plants (in the background) framed by the two good ones:
The Cavolo Nero is in much the same position. One was unaffected and is looking quite respectable:
Whereas the others are not so good, but at least beginning to develop a few new leaves:
My Plan 'B' seedlings may not be required after all.