Elstead lost 38 men from the village in World War 1, and Pauline from the Allotment Association has kindly arranged this wonderful and very moving display of 38 poppies on one of our allotment trees for us to remember them. Thank you, Pauline et al.
One hundred years on, here is what our allotment is like today: the beetroots are doing well and not bothered by any of the frost the week has thrown at them.
However, the Brussels sprouts seem to be stuck in a time warp or something as they’re not getting any bigger and there are certainly no signs of … um … sprouts … Still, there’s time yet, I hope.
There are still some chrysanthemums in bloom:
And even the poor lilies are trying to do something very late in the season!
I have decided to take all the dahlias out and replant them back at home as they’re really not very good as cut flowers as they don’t last long – so we’d rather enjoy them in the garden. We’ll have to think of something to replace them with at at some point.
K also harvested the first of the yakons – ie the Peruvian ground apples. We store these for a few weeks in the garage as they get a lot sweeter over time. You can eat them raw or cooked.
Here is the harvest of beetroots and chrysanthemums:
And here is the vase at home: