It’s been ideal plotting weather…

this week having been dry, sunny and reasonably warm, especially today, after a chilly start. I’ve planted out the two lots of daffodils, dug up the gladioli and taken down one lot of climbing bean canes.

You would have thought it was summer this morning as there was plenty of colour with the summer annual flowers and I picked yet more runner beans and tomatoes but the dogwood ( top left in the picture) is telling a different story as the leaves are going red prior to dropping.  Another hint of autumn are the numerous red hips on the dog rose.

I’ve started thinking about next year with what vegetables to grow, where and in what quantities.  I’ve no doubt that my preliminary list will change a few times over the coming months.  The broad beans didn’t do well again this year so I probably won’t grow them next year and use the space to try some beans dwarf French Borlotto Di Vigevano Nano instead.

It looks like the good weather is set to continue dry and sunny, but a touch cooler, to end the month.

Have a good weekend!

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...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.
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10 Responses to It’s been ideal plotting weather…

  1. Jo says:

    Your plot looks lovely. It’s definitely warmed up again but I don’t think it’s going to last.

  2. Spinach grew surprisingly well this year. Just an idea! X

  3. CJ says:

    What a wonderful photo, it’s lovely to see the flowers still doing so well. I do love little new broad beans, but I do find the yield for the area they take up can be fairly low. The most popular varieties do better than the heirloom ones as well in my soil. I do like how early they are as well. I imagine the French beans you suggest will be really prolific, I’ll be interested to see how they go. CJ xx

  4. Jade says:

    What an interesting update of your plot and your preliminary plan for next year. I have future plans for my small garden too but it takes too long a time for me to materialise them. ( Sigh ).
    Thanks and same to you!

  5. Liz says:

    Your late-summer garden looks in good shape. I remember being given daily spoonfuls of rosehip syrup as a child!

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