This autumn is quite exceptional – still rich, still full of fruit and veg, still giving. One lockdown spring gave Mother Earth so much space to breathe. Can we please rethink our lives and systems to allow for a few weeks of calmness like this every season? I am supposed to be making an important application today but this apple tree spotted during a walk with a friend is calling me. I might just escape to the allotment for an afternoon… such bliss.