Where do the weeks go, I cannot believe it is time once again for me to share some of my favourite garden photos from the last month with you. As in previous months this is just a selection that I publish here, the full album can be viewed on Flickr if you are interested in the album Our Garden in October 2010.
The apples and grapes are now all harvested and within a few weeks the olives will also no longer be on the trees but oil in our cantina. Traditionally in this region the olive harvest begins on All Saints Day November 1st, of which more next week. However last year we picked our olives in two sessions, and the first batch was picked and pressed by October 31st. As it was our first year here the un pruned trees were exceptionally heavy with olives and we picked for four days at the very end of October and then again after some rain in November. I will of course write about the olive harvest when the time comes within the next few weeks depending on the state of the olives and the weather. We have learnt since moving here last year that we really need to do things when we are told by the neighbours that the time is right, the phase of the moon is one of the most important factors with regard to everything that is done in the garden.
Autumn Daffodil – Sternbergia Lutea
Persimmon (completely different to last months photo )
Some of the olives are also ripening fast.
Grapes now all harvested.
A carpet of sweet chestnuts and apples( latter now gone to feed the neighbours pig).
Sweet Chestnuts previously posted here
We have now started picking the Persimmon, this was just one days crop, plenty more on the tree.
General view towards the house.
Finally just a few of my container plants.
More photos can be found in my Flickr album Our Garden in October 2010
This week as it happens to be Wednesday and these are outdoor photos I am participating again in Outdoor Wednesday.
Welcome to ‘News From Italy’ to the other participants, thankyou for calling by.