However I’m not going to dwell on the weather but move swiftly on to beetroot. Next year I’ll be growing my usual red and golden varieties, and I’ve also got this rather interesting looking packet of Beet Gourmet Blend seed.
Beans – borlotti, French climbing and runner – all did well this year and I’ll be growing them again next year using seed that I saved.
Bees, birds and butterflies are all be to seen, and mostly welcomed on the plot. There are hives nearby so honey bees are always buzzing aroundBirds that are always welcome are the delightful robins, and whenever they appear to keep me company they warm my spirit with their presenceDuring the summer I often see butterflies fluttering around but always find them rather elusive when taking photos. This shot was a lucky exception
Creeping buttercups are considered to be a weed but I do let some grow, mostly around the dustbin lid pond.
I’ll be treating myself to a gardening book for Christmas, and think that it will probably be A Vegetable Gardener’s Year by ‘Dirty Nails’, which has been highly recommended.
Edit…Glo has very kindly awarded me her Tea and BISCUIT Award for this post!
[This is the second post of an occasional series a sort of plot A to Z, which follows on from Starting with A]