"Summer has seen the flowers withered and died
But hides the new seed growing deep inside
Spikey green fruit swell with the sun and the rain
The circle of life coming round yet again"
It is now the end of July and officially the end of summer.
The Horse Chestnut now bears strange looking thorny green fruit; a result of the pollination that took place in March.
These thick, fleshy casings have sharp little spikes on the outside to protect the precious seed within which will be released in the weeks to come.