This morning was very autumnal - lots of heavy dew and spiders' webs losing their effectiveness everywhere.
But in amongst all the signs of the end of summer were some completely contradictory ones. Some of the trees which suffered so much in the dry spell are now putting forth leaves of a decidedly Spring green. Here's a mature European buckthorn with new leaves alongside this year's fruit:
And these are very young ash trees, showing new leaves next to the ones damaged in July:
This renewed growth is very similar to what's happening with my cabbage plants. This is the first year I've seen it happen.