Snowshill this autumn
As summer fades into the mellow months of autumn the garden is awash with golden hues.
Charles Wade loved this time of the year; he noticed the changes in colour and light and wrote about the ‘flaming glory’ of the season.
Autumn brings with it many bounties, from the nut laden trees to the fat orange pumpkins in the vegetable garden. In the orchards the trees are laden with apples, many varieties of which you won’t find in a supermarket. Their flavours are as different as their names. From Sheep’s nose and Cat’s Head to Hoary Morning and Laxton’s Superb, they have many uses, and inspire seasonal recipes in the café.
The Apple trees, row after row
With glowing fruit are laden low.
Apples of red, Apples of gold,
The trees a rare rich harvest hold.