I mention various of my plot neighbours now and again as they’re generally a good crowd. Some like Joe, John and and Trevor I see, and chat with, most days whereas there are others that I hardly ever see.
One of my adjacent neighbours is Irish Brian who is very much a traditional vegetable grower. He digs, weeds, sows, waters and harvests two or three mornings a week growing mostly potatoes along with some beetroot, cabbages, carrots, parsnips and runner beans. On Friday he very kindly gave me these carrots. They’re something I’ve never grown well, if at all, although I do have a handful that I’ve still to harvest. Next year I’m going to make yet another determined effort to grow some, after all if Brian can then I don’t see why I can’t.
Fran has a very small plot directly across the roadway from mine where she grows a wide range of flowers, fruit and vegetables. She works full time and lives in one of the flats that overlook the allotments. Among the various flowers she’s grown this year are cosmos, mostly white with some crimson and lavender ones. She’s happy for me to collect some seed later on, and in return I’ll give her some back to sow for next year. I didn’t grow many cosmos this year but will make up for that next year.
Around the stone feature on my plot is this low growing plant that I don’t recognise. I don’t recollect it flowering this year and it certainly seems to have spread somewhat recently. Can anyone tell me what it is please?
Happy gardening, and have a good week!
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