It is now truly autumn. The leaves on the little cherry tree in the front garden have turned to fiery red. It’s been another family focussed weekend but I had an hour or so this afternoon to do something in the garden. I could have spent it clearing out and cutting back but wanted to do something more positive, something which would bring promise for the year ahead. I should, of course, have planted bulbs but didn’t have any to hand and anyway there are quite a lot in the ground already, waiting for spring. So I sowed broad beans. The overwintered beans were wonderful this year but I planted them in September. Here’s hoping an October sowing will work this time.
Broad beans, spring 2016