I seem to spend half my time at work repatriating rather confused bush crickets. That will be late summer, then. The apples are ripening on the trees, and it is time to decide what to do with them. Take them to Octoberfeast to be pressed for juice, or leave them as winter food for the blackbirds, thrushes, redwings and fieldfares? If all else fails, I suppose you could just eat them.

 

If you have not actually got an apple tree, September is a very good time to plant one – the ground should be fairly warm and moist, which helps the roots develop and get a good strong grip.  Read more…

Jon Gunson, TTL.