Although it’s been rather chilly it has remained dry over the past few days so I’ve been doing the last plotting for this year. As you can see from this shadow selfie picture the three vegetable patches are now virtually clear and have been dug over.
Next year in the top area I’ll be growing sweetcorn, tomatoes and onions. The middle area is for all the beans – broad, dwarf and climbing French and runner. The bottom area is for the potatoes.
The flower patch is also clear although I do leave the old love-in-a-mist stems. Around the dustbin lid pond this picture shows some of them at the top left, new poached plants which are light green and over on the right the collomia grandiflora all of which have self-seeded and started growing again.
It was nice to have this year’s robin keeping me company for much of the time. It was mostly perched on top on the bamboo canes, that are now upright and tied up next to the shed, singing away or tending to hide in the blackberry bush or hawthorn.
This is one of the two clumps of crocosmia that are still providing interest as the leaves change colour.
Matthew Appleby, The Allotment Planner author, kindly made a comment on that post. In the Guardian a couple of days ago he did this article which will be of interest to anyone who does carry on winter plotting.
Have a good week!
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