It was a good October…

generally, and especially as far as plotting went.  However there’s been some noticeable changes already this month thanks to the clocks changing last weekend, the first frost yesterday and much cooler weather.


That’s a view down over the bottom half of the plot which I’ll be doing a post about soon as a follow-on to last Sunday’s one.



At home my windowsill tomato Tiny Tim is still growing, flowering and fruiting. I’ve just re-staked it as it’s now about thirty inches tall.

Picking and eating tomatoes that I’ve grown in November is certainly a first for me.





Looking out my front window I can see this small tree which has had bright flame-orange leaves on it for the past few weeks providing some welcome colour on gloomy days.


Happy gardening, and have a good weekend!



About Flighty

...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flyer.
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25 Responses to It was a good October…

  1. It’s still quite warm here in Cornwall. That mist looks very refreshing. Your beds nice and neat compared to mine! 😉 I think you have earned a relaxing weekend. Take care 🙂

  2. Summer Daisy says:

    Glad you had a good October ♥

  3. plot34 says:

    Those tomatoes are amazing. It looks healthy enough to be giving you tomatoes for Christmas.

  4. Jo says:

    It’s much cooler here now too. I don’t mind the crisp, sunny autumn days, it’s the dull, soggy ones which I’m not so fond of. That’s amazing that you’re still picking tomatoes, perhaps the plant will go on producing right through winter, wouldn’t that be something.

  5. karen says:

    Looks so atmospheric in the mist. Very neat and tidy. I’m am just starting to do 15 minutes a day as I’m still in recovery. Still, I love every second spent outdoors. It’s been frosty the last three nights. But my little Red Robin tomato is still producing a crop in the greenhouse. Very late indeed. Have a great weekend Mike. Thanks for sharing. x

  6. Liz says:

    The first and third photos look like autumn; the second one is extraordinary for November. Those tomatoes are so tempting, I want to pluck one from the computer screen! Well done! Looking forward to part 2 of your plot survey.

  7. menhir1 says:

    Not just a sense of ‘mellow fruitfulness’ but also the smokescreen of colder nights and early mornings. Your picture captures both, very well.

    Your tomatoes are perky, they look luscious. xx

  8. CJ says:

    Gorgeous misty photo, and what a lovely tree to be able to see from your window. The tomato plant looks amazing, really healthy. A great idea to grow them on the windowsill. Lucky you still being able to smell that fantastic tomato foliage smell and have fresh home grown (literally) tomatoes. CJ xx

  9. annie_h says:

    Its been so dry for October, and so lovely sunny days. But yes been a noticeable change in temperature of the last few days. Still I don’t mind the cold, better than the wind and rain. Fabulous to still be picking tomatoes.

  10. Your plot is looking very organised but brrr it is thick fog and cold here tonight .

  11. What a lovely photo of your autumnal-looking plot.

  12. nikkipolani says:

    That first moody shot is fantastic, Flighty, with your orderly plot ready to greet the day, whatever the weather.

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