A bonus warm and bright day just perfect for late season pottering and preparing the plot for the winter weather, which must be arriving at some stage?
Fiona and I arrived on the plot and were greeted with the burst of autumnal colour and begun with a bit of mooching to got a feel for what the plot seemed to need.
We decided to hold off on the grape vine pruning until the leaves had fully dropped.
Fiona set about cutting back the lavender bushes which sit at the start of the raised beds and really need transplanting so they can grow free. Fiona took the opportunity to attempt to bring some cuttings on. Lavender hedges are not only fragrantly beautiful but useful too. Meanwhile I set about connecting the sheds guttering up to our mega butt.
Meanwhile regular volunteers Susan and linda immersed themselves in some titivating of the raised beds while chit chatting and soaking up the rays.
After a satisfying mornings session we were more than ready for one of Fiona’s nutritious bean stews, mopped up with french loafs donated by the Co-op’s surplus food programme.
We will leave you with a few more photos and look forward to welcoming you to join us for next community allotment installment where you could learn how to prune a grape vine correctly for great yields, talk compost or just enjoy a cup of tea in the fresh air. Next plot day Sunday 25th Nov 10-2pm.
Thanks for your interest Duncan and the team.:-)