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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Autumn allotment

 We're now at the time of year when most crops are being lifted and the ground dug before frosts really start.
There are still several sorts of brassicas that will hopefully grow and crop over winter - cabbages in the foreground, floppy brussels sprouts behind and, to the right, kale. Elsewhere we have more brussels, red cabbage and some broccoli. If everything grows,we'll have plenty of winter veg.
Most of the 'orchard' fruit has been picked - just a few apples left - and the leaves are turning golden, especially on the cherries and the mystery tree in the background. We've still to discover what this is as although it was filled with blossom this spring, it's still to set any fruit.


  1. I have planted 5 tomatoes planted now looking forward to lots of fruit this year along with vegetables.
    My lime tree was covered with flowers but not much fruit developing, no passionfruit yet.

  2. Good luck with the tomatoes. Limes and passionfruit sound hopelessly exotic for here but I've seen lemons and grapefruit in slightly heated greenhouses,so maybe they're possible.