Today is the last day of summer according to the gardening calendar and the meteorologists.
Although very early this year, I have finally managed to locate and harvest, 1lb 11oz of elderberries:
Also picked, were some very, very early sloes. Normally, these are harvested after the first frosts, which help to breakdown their exterior wall of skin to allow for colour and flavour development in whatever you use them in.
Just 1lb 4oz of these were harvested. There were still quite a few left but I don't actually need too many:
Although it was a short drive to where we harvested them, once there, whilst I was busy, DB took Ruby for a trundle along a restricted bridleway.