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With outdoor temperatures dropping somewhat this week compared to ones of 20 degrees C last week, I've only made a couple of visits to my plots on last Monday and Tuesday. Both days were pleasant enough with some weak sunshine during the late mornings to mid-afternoons. This allowed me to rid a couple of areas of N1 Plot of annual weeds and fallen leaves which were added to my compost heaps. Tuesday was spent harvesting my remaining marrows and squashes from No1 bed On N1 Plot, before any expected frosts take hold. The squash and marrow plants, along with some sparse weeds also being consigned to the compost heaps.
Weeds in Shell
Some Weeds Will Grow Almost Anywhere (Oct 2014)
No1 bed was then partially forked over, adjacent to my fruit cage, and then the heaps of nitrogen rich mud I had recently cleared from the drainage ditch, situated at the southern end of my plots, was broken down and spread across the bed, in lieu of animal manure. Later in the afternoon the remnants of my tomato and cucumber plants were removed from my poly tunnel and after adding some compost to the poly tunnel borders the compost was then forked into them. With the grass paths and other grass areas of my plots having been mowed a fortnight ago, it just left some tidying of the edging around various planting beds to do.
By about 3-30 p.m. and sunlight fading it was time to call it a day. The rest of this week has seen colder temperatures with some rain and breezy weather conditions, so I have stayed indoors doing some decorating and D.I.Y. tasks.

Still Growing End of October 2014
Strawberries Still Growing (End of Oct 2014)

My Asparagus Can't Figure Out the Seasons Either (End Oct 2014)
Winter Onions & Lettuce N2 Plot (End of Oct 2014)

4th Flush of Rhubarb (End of Oct 2014)

Runner Beans for Seed
Some More Runner Beans Left to Seed (End Oct 2014)
Pampas Grass
Pampas Grass Split from Another Gardening Job (Oct 2014)
Gooseberry & Extra Strawberry Bed N1 Plot Weeded (Oct 2014)

There's Always Tomorrow!!!



  1. You have such an interesting blog. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading your posts. All the best for your future blogging journey.

    1. Thanks Sridhar, good luck with your blog too and thanks for looking in on mine.

  2. So I'm not the only one with strawberries not just flowering, but turning to fruit this late in the year. Unfortunately we will probably lose them with this cold period. Your allotment looks so neat Rooko!

    1. I've picked a few "handfulls" of strawberries lately which were just edible and rather "watery". Quite a few other plants are still flowering and fruiting late. My plots seem to have been easier to manage this year after being re-designed into 5 large beds and 1 L - shaped bed. Removing several grass paths and most of the wooden edging around the beds has made life easier. Also with very little rain until lately the weeds have been almost none-existent.


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