This week at The Lost Gardens, staff and visitors have been pondering over some very confused fruits . . .

Whilst a bountiful crop of apples finish ripening on the branches of Heligan’s historic apple arch, a confused branch is bursting with blossom! Further into the Vegetable Garden one strawberry plant stands out from the September crowd as it sports a stem of flowers!

With bees and butterflies still in abundance, the Gardens are wondering whether they're likely to see winter fruits this year.

Nicola Bradley, Heligan’s Productive Gardens Manager, commented; “It appears that the recent drop in night temperatures combined with the last blast of warm summer sunshine has confused some of our plants into thinking it’s actually Spring! It’s certainly a strange sight to see in September.”