Yesterday I realised I had not got around to picking hips and haws which was one of the things on my September to-do list. The council have cut our hedgerows back in such a way that most of the haws (hawthorn berries) are now out of reach. Hips seem thin on the hedge this year too. I usually have plenty in my garden but there were very slim pickings. I padded my hips and haws out with sedum and michaelmas daisies.