The burrs in the garden are bursting out!
It's a sure sign that the all-important hop cones will be on their way soon!
At the bottom of the hop garden, the Farnham White Bine hops are in fine fettle.
But it's a different story at the top of the garden, where the Fuggles hops have been struggling for moisture.
Although we love sunny summer school holidays, the hops are really enjoying the showers!
Less so Matthew and Alan, who were caught in a shower whilst tinkering with the engine and trying to coax the tractor back to life!
So we're on the look out for the first of the hop cones, which should be appearing in the next few weeks and Matthew will get the first good indication of the harvest.