Autumnal delights.

I scoured my normal mushroom places yesterday – feeling sure that the conditions were right for a mass emergence. Almost nothing. This morning I went back to the exact same spots and…Voila! Boletus edulis, Penny Bun, Porcini, Cepe de Bordeaux….€28 a kilo – call it what you like, I found loads!

Newly planted in my garden: Camellia sasanqua ‘narcissiflora’. Flowering in October when everything’s starting to give up the ghost – and with that elusive scent (like violets) that is delicious but so hard to describe.

Horse mushroom with oak leaf for scale!

Peacock butterfly looking for shelter.

Borlotto bean – Lingua Di Fuoca – the beans taste as good as the pods look.

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