Most of you Allotmenteers I am sure are now well into your winter digging and getting your plot put to bed for the winter..
Because I have not always been feeling up to the mark recently, I have swapped my hoe for my knitting needles as you saw from previous posts.
Here is just a picture update of how things are looking now and what is growing. My hubby took these photo’s as he walked up one side of the path he had just mown, and down the other side to the sheds again..
Here you see he cleaned the path, I was wanting it to just become a grass path but hubby cleared it.. Under the cloches are wall flowers and asparagus and broad beans in the other
Where you see the fresh dug earth, this is where we are going to put a new frames for next years carrots. As this years was a success we are extending it to grow more next year.
As you walk up even though we had a light frost the other night, the Dahlias are not get affected, when they start to blacken we will cut off and lift.. and we hope to show you how to store them. Leeks in front.
As you pass the Dahlias the Spring Cabbage are under the long cloche. If you look closely, you can see where our resident FOX has run across the earth. We found his foot paw marks on top of the cloche to the other week, He obviously is having fun, and is often burying eggs, that we dig up. We see where he sits as he snuggled between the cloche . We would like to put our Wildlife motion Camera there, but as it was a Special Birthday gift to my hubby, and people are known to take things which do not belong them, we decided best not.
Now you see purple sprouting broccoli a little Kale and Brussels sprouts and a couple of cabbages left.
Further still at the edge are the parsnips and behind the spouts we still have lots of beetroot.
Walking down the other side of our path.
and walking back past the Dahlias
The small flat cloche is where we grew the carrots to the left is more purple sprouting broccoli and Rainbow Chard.
Here in the greenhouse are the corms from the Gladioli .. Now lifted and dried, the corms are drying off a little before we store them in the shed.. To the right you see the new seeds gathered for next years seeds from the runner kidney beans.
Well that is it folks, that is how things are looking in November.. We just now have to store the Dahlias and just tickle any weeds which might grow,, But as the weather cools so do the weeds.. thankfully.. 🙂 So next time I hope to show you how we prepare and store the Dahlias..