We visited the garden on Monday. It was pouring with rain and we got rather wet. We needed to pick vegetables after a weekend away, camping and celebrating cousins` birthdays.
Today we managed a visit after very wet weather for most of the week. It was a beautiful afternoon with warm sunshine, blue skies and fluffy white clouds. There were many insects around ....bees, butterflies and of course the swooping swallows, never far from the barns. We brought lots of green tomatoes home so it looks like green tomato chutney (with chilli) is the next project.
During the weekend, I was very excited to visit Belinda and Jamie`s allotment, Berkshire. (You can read her blog on my blog list) Unfortunately it was raining hard but I wasn`t going to miss it. The double plot was very neat and a riot of colour with late asters and calendula. To read more about Belinda, buy Good Housekeeping, the November issue, as there is an article all about her and the allotment.
After torrential downpours yet again, storms with clouds 6 miles deep over the UK, the wheelbarrow shows just how much rain has fallen.
The pond filled up nicely.
The winds knocked the cosmos and Michaelmus daisies down. We have now staked them all.
The French beans also got a battering.
We brought the second largest pumpkin home. It weighs 41 pounds so just under the weight of the largest grown last year. One more big one to go.