As the temperatures and the amount of daylight available on the balcony allotment drop, the tomatoes continue to bloom.
Accompanying the already bountiful supply of gently ripening tomatoes, these little buds can be seen peeping through the thickening foliage.
I'm lead to believe by the gardening books I've acquired and various online resources that this is not normal, in fact it could be considered down right weird for tomatoes at this time of year.
If they carry on like this I'll be digging fresh fruit out of the Buckinghamshire snow come December.
Tomato ice lolly anyone?