An inner city allotment

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November … just

The cold weather has arrived! Hooray! A time for freezing fingers and hot mugs of tea. As we were sweeping up yet more leaves for our mulching pile we noticed just how well our pear and apple tree have assumed the goblet shape we wanted. It’s only took five years!



Not the best pic, but you can see the shape!

Once all the leaves are cleared we need to change the wood surrounding each one. It’s constant maintenance at this end of the allotment, it’s at the end of what we call the ‘wind tunnel’.The main pathway of the site finishes here, when the wind is up it’s just channels down to our plot!

The broad beans for next year have begun to sprout and will soon go outside. We’re not leaving it late like last year.


The Broadys! (and a strawb, ready to go in the patch next spring.)

The over wintering onion sets were popped into various troughs this year. We’re letting our few beds have a rest, and they need building up for next season. Here’s hoping we get just as many as usual, maybe not as big though!


Lastly, (hooray, we hear you cheer!!) some colour, the cyclamen that delights every year is at its best at this dull time. Happy plotting!