Well, we now have had our first frosts here in England, and so it was the perfect time to lift the Dahlia,s and store the Tubas. As promised I will show the process. Those of you who live in warmer climates will not have to do this, and even in the South of England often tubas are left in because the winters are not as cold as further North.
Here you can see in the first photo how the flowers start to blacken when the frost hits them. ( If you click the photos, they can be enlarged )
Everything now in the allotment is more or less ship shape, Hubby has now dug where the Dahlias were, and the last of the weed has been hoed from between the leeks and sprouts. Now the frosty mornings are arriving not many more weeds will grow, and what do now will be easily hoed up.
I took some photos of a couple of plots, just showing you how when you turn your back, or they are left alone for a while just how quickly nature reclaims them back
This plot was a once well-kept plot, but the person who held it became ill and could not continue.
We also have a plenty of windfall apples, these have been given us by other allotmenteers who have had more than enough for themselves.
And today I made another Apple Pie which goes down a treat with lashings of hot custard.
Happy Gardening, and Happy Eating all that you produce.
Until next time. Sue