October is... squashes of all shapes and sizes, leaves turning golden and falling in clumps, winds that nip your ears, the end of harvest season, and a time for bonfires.

Did you know? Apple Day is nearly upon us! Celebrate this humble fruit on October 21st by attending a celebration, or get creative and make an autumnal display using seasonal fruit and other finds.

Dates for your diary: October 31st isn't just Halloween; it's also the ancient festival of Samhain. Check back later in the month for Sarah P's post on how to keep this celebration, or grab a copy of the magazine to read Sarah H's take on the day.

Things to do at home and in the garden:

  • Bring out the blankets and stock up the logs ready for those colder nights.
  • Make seasonal displays with foraged autumn finds. 
  • Try out this homemade cider recipe - it's so easy and you can make as much or as little as you like!

Be creative:

Have a go at foraging and then with your bounty make a simple hawthorn berry jelly.


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AutumnEleanor Cheetham