The weather here in the UK has taken a turn for the worse as Autumn is making her presence known. Last week we were basking in glorious Sun of temperatures in the 20’C and this week its plummeted to average of around 14’C going even colder at night.. So the jumpers are back on and the stew pot of veggies have been on the menu. The weather really turned for the worse for those living just a few miles down the road from us.. As a Mini Twister tore roofs off homes in the Derbyshire town of Alfreton. To see pictures of the damage caused the link is here.... These types of ‘Twisters’ are unusual in the UK.. We have been busy getting the allotments sorted and storing and freezing.. So lots have kept us busy. Below is a picture update..
The Allotments in October 2014 in Picture Format .
Long view, Hubby walking towards the Sheds
Fruit Bushes, Black and Red currant and Raspberries, this is the view from the sheds looking back up the garden.
Leeks and Red onions. Freshly weeded and raked. by Muwwwww.
Butternut Squash, we have now gathered in.. And stored, Frozen some in cubes… Comes in handy for cooking that way
Parsnips and Purple sprouting Broccoli. These will be our over winter greens and veggies…
Brassica’s Curly Kale, Swiss Chard.. Enjoy your Greens.. They are good for you
Didn’t We weed Well!
This is a new piece dug over next to the strawberry bed.. We are intending to plant some apple and pear trees along here.
At the Back of the shed the old rubbish heap is going to be levelled. This is where we intend to grow our Butternut squash next year. As the allotment next to us just put his squash on old soil and left them.. They were 3 sizes bigger than ours.. So here they will have room to spread out to their hearts content 🙂
Here is just some of the Garlic we harvested .
And for anyone wanting a Wonderful Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe.. Then you can find one I baked and demolished earlier
Lemon Drizzle Cake