Great amusement at the allotment today as I turn up with my chin swathed in stitches and plaster, LOL! (Long story short: handbag, trip, hard kitchen floor, gash, blood, lovely neighbours, doctor with needlework skills, no anaesthetic (arrgh!!!), the walking wounded. Doctor’s advice – smaller handbags and kitchen carpet. He has a point, hey ho …). On the plus side, I did instantly get to the front of the queue in the surgery, I gave the youngest nurse her first real-life experience of facial stitching (ah, my work here is done …) and the scar should be a talking point in the future.
Never say I don’t know how to have a good time.
Anyway, to the allotment – it’s all a bit sparse, sadly, as we approach the Allotment Show this Friday, but hopefully most of us will be able to scrabble around for something decent to be judged. I took a couple of long view allotment photos:
The beetroot also looks a bit sad, though there is produce there. Just not as substantial as usual.
The same can be said of the French climbing beans – we didn’t harvest them today as we’ll save them for the show.
On the other hand, the yacons (Peruvian ground apples) are looking good:
And the autumn raspberries are out in abundance – even some red ones this year, which for some reason the birds haven’t taken yet!
Here are the dahlias and lilies, both of which are having a difficult time in this up and down weather at the moment, I think.
Still, at least we didn’t have to water the plot today, due to the heavy rain during the week and also more is forecast for tomorrow, hurrah. So there’s a minimal harvest this week – small but perfectly formed …
Here are the vases:
Have a lovely weekend – and stay safe at home!!