Hello Monday! And for once I’m glad to see it. After a gloomy and cold Sunday, that saw me scurrying back from the plot after less than an hour, we have a gloriously balmy autumn day with full sun and blues skies.
This is normally the time for clearing up at the plot, a bit of out door housework if you will and whilst there’s plenty of that we also been doing plenty of planting. The garlic arrived and is now in and after a trip to a Franchi Seeds open day a couple of weeks ago Derek has sown spelt and some wheat, his new challenge post the chillies to grow and bake a loaf of bread. I have no idea how this will go, so all advice is gratefully received.
We’re still working on clearing the new plot but it’s proving to be very hard going now we’re digging at the back. I guess this hasn’t been dug over for four years or more and hour really is enough before we need to break and find something a bit lighter to do. This combined with keeping it weed free in other areas will be a big challenge in the coming months and I’m resigned now to it being another couple of years before it looks as we want it to.
On the plus side I have now planted five new rhubarb plants at the front of this plot, three Reed’s Red and two Prince Albert both early varieties from Pennard Plants chosen to complement the Hawke’s Champagne and Victoria on the existing plot, which don’t tend to produce fruit until March.
You may be wondering about the photos in this post. Well they’re not taken on my plot but on Bob’s and whilst I’ve never been a big fan of chrysanthemums, a bit too garage forecourt, I must confess to thinking they look rather splendid at the moment when every thing else seems to be dying back. Your thoughts?
Anyway I hope your managing to get out into the garden in this lovely weather and thank you for reading.