Autumn rasps are coming online now, and in a week or two thereīll be no risk of raspberry beetle either so theyīll be clean. Thereīs still a little bit of it evident but not much. Found out what the pesky brown bugs are that I have to keep shaking off the blackberries - dock shield bugs. Harmless, just a bit of a nuisance as they, like all shield bugs, stink... Picked a large punnet of the brambles anyway, a cabbage (at last!), found the Picasso spuds and dug a plant up (only a few tubers though - itīs just too dry), some huge beets (which have done very well this year), some more onions, another half dozen courgettes and discovered that one of the marrows from the sweetcorn is also trying to take over. Got a few tomatoes, a few gages, totally forgot to pick up some more Bramleyīs seedling apples (Grrr! There goes my crumble!) and picked loads of dahlia flowers too. If my monster of a cactus flower is the size theyīll all end up and is typical of the numbers of flowers produced, help... Got a few runners and a few minicorn too, but the main corn is nowhere near ready, despite the cobs being so full theyīre peeking out the top of the husks. Ow. Got buzzed by bats as I made my way to the gate, so decided to have a laugh and see if I could catch one on camera. I did, too, though itīs a fuzzy blur!