Welcome to our plot!

I'm Hazel, and in Nov 2006 my friend Jane and I took on a half plot at Hill Allotments, Sutton Coldfield - we want the satisfaction of growing and eating our own fruit and veg, and to improve our diet (and fitness!).

This is the story of what happened next...........

Friday, October 02, 2009

Changing Seasons

Although still very dry, it is starting to feel quite autumnal, with the leaves changing colour, the conkers from the tree at home rattling down meaning every trip to the garage is made under fire, & the nights becoming noticeably cooler.

I nipped to the Hill with mum tonight, who hasn't been to the Hill for some weeks - I picked a few FRENCH BEANS (bird's egg/barlotti) whilst mum commented on the sparseness of the pansies at the front of the plot, & the size of the squash (olive) & the prize pumpkins.

I dropped her off home & took the opportunity to raid the dry pods from the salmon flowered peas that she's had growing in her little patch. I did well there - it's only because she's been away that the plants were left to die back - she's a tidy gardener & had she been home, they'd be long gone!


  1. your picture there is quite small in my google reader and I couldn't work out why you had bats on your table. What a relief to discover they're bean pods!

  2. Don't think that I haven't stuggled with the brightness/contrast with this photo, Nic - must read up on 'techniques for digital photos in artificial light' - everyone does better blog pics than me!

    Any bats brought home would make fine exercise for the cats!

  3. It always feels strange seeing the opposite happening in Northern hemisphere gardens ... Here our ding room table is covered in seed pots and we'll be planting out beans in the next few weeks ......

    I miss the English autumns...But not the winters :O)


  4. I love the salmon flowered peas. Small but so sweet. Perhaps if your mum is a tidy gardener you need to shake the 2 of us up in a paper bag and you'd end up with 2 normal people!

  5. It feels odd reading your blog & finding you gearing up for summer!

    Not sure about your definition of 'normal people', Flum - but don't think the paper bag thing would do it! {g}


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...