Thursday was sunny and warm so one thing I did during the morning was harvest the last courgettes (big & small), a mini pumpkin and a butternut squash. I’d forgotten all about the latter, which I think was a plant that my plot neighbour Margo kindly gave me.
I also picked the remaining borlotti beans to add to the ones I’d picked a week or so ago. I’ll leave the unpicked runner beans to dry then just use the beans. There were a few good tomatoes but most had succumbed to blight so they and the plants went in the bin to be burnt.
Notable among the birds I saw were two parakeets which flew around very low overhead. I guess that if I’d not been there they would have been chomping on the sunflowers.
Yesterday was dull but dry which was ideal for digging and weeding the area where the tomatoes, mini pumpkins and sweetcorn had grown. Whilst doing that one of the robins was my constant, and welcome, companion.
As you can see I’ve now dug over most of the three areas where I grow the vegetablesThis was taken from the bottom, southern edge looking north. Note the very tall, leaning sunflower on the left and the mauve michaelmas daisies
which I replanted from a pot almost a year ago. The comos,and other flowers should continue blooming until the nights get somewhat colder than they have been at present.