It’s truly a relief to move into autumn following the hottest and driest summer I can remember here. It’s a pleasure to be in the gardens again and witness the last flurry of activity before the winter sets in.
This week marks the peak of walnut season! Once they start to drop we take a long stick and gently hit the branches. As you can see in the image below, most of the nuts have been released from the husks and need just a slight bit of encouragement to fall. Of course you can always leave them to drop on their own, but it makes for more efficient harvesting to collect the nuts in one go.