September is a bonus month. We know in our hearts that the summer is over, but it’s warm enough and the flowers are as colourful as ever. It’s also one of the best months in the kitchen garden and orchard, with the tomatoes, plums and apples at their peak. We’ve had the last of our open days and I’ve sent off a cheque to the National Gardens Scheme for £7,190. Disappointingly, this is quite a lot less than last year’s record haul, but visitor numbers are weather dependent and this year’s weather has been exceptionally wet. This slide show of pictures taken in the garden in September is accompanied by…..