How quickly these week keep flying by, as the Autumn chill now starts to bite a little into those early mornings.. The weather though here in the UK has been very clement and this week although we have had a few hefty rain showers, the wind although has been blowing hard has been mild as it has come in from the South.
This week has seen us in the allotments early mornings until lunch time as my hubby has dug over where the potatoes were. He also mowed the paths either side and tidied up the edges with spade work to neaten off the edges. More to show you in the next post as we work on tidying near the sheds. We are taking a short well-earned break away for a holiday shortly.. So we wanted to make sure the allotment is more or less tidy before we go.
Digging over the garden never gets any easier and even after all of the years we have been working it, it is back-breaking work bending to pick out the twitch as you go.
Below Every Picture tells its own story as to what the allotment looks like at the moment.
This is the view from the top of our allotments. This was where the potatoes were. It has now been dug over. And will keep being hoed to keep the weeds down.
The first line of veggies seen are two rows of Winter Parsnips. You can see here the sweetcorn was still in place before taking out after harvesting all the cobs through out several weeks.
My Hubby has since dug this next space over which was where the sweetcorn was planted.
The second row down from the parsnips are beetroot..
The poppy patch to the right has baby carrots, I did weed it a little but was pulling too many carrots up with them. So this will not hurt until the carrots get larger.
Looking from midway down the allotment, I cut the tops off of the leeks to help them thicken out more. Beyond the leeks is curly Kale, Courgettes, Rainbow Chard, and Brussel sprouts. And of course you can see the Kidney Beans in front of the greenhouse. which is full of red and yellow tomatoes
In the two raised beds I planted Wall Flowers and Winter pansies. These will go
into my home garden later on.
Under the nets are Spring Cabbage and Lettuce growing. You can see how those strawberry plants have grown again since the last photo taken in an earlier post.
I Still have a wonderful showing of Dahlia’s and cut a large bunch of flowers on each visit. I also make sure I dead head them regular, this ensures more flowers. And the Bees are loving them.
This variety of Bright Pink Cactus variety have been a wonderful display. and I have had masses of flowers from them. The tip is keep on cutting and more will come.
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I hoed out the raspberries again and tied up new shoots on the loganberries. In the foreground you can see our Mint Patch which is in flower .
Spider need a home too so I was careful not to disturb her web. She is only about one inch a couple of centimetres long.. She looks bigger from the angle I took the photo.
Well that is all for September and I will see you again in October when I hope to show you work on our home garden.