Category: chrysanthemum

Holding on to the last bits of color! The communal shed at the allotment offers us that little bit of pink we need on these bleak days.
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Latest from the lottie….chilly weather but at least it’s dry. Broad beans are coming along nicely and bizarrely my chrysanths have starting putting shoots up. I have protected my favourite 6 with some natty cloches. The raspberry canes have been cut down and I am taking the opportunity to re-lay the paths.

Garlic picking has begun. I have been growing several different varieties this year for no other reason than the mixed pack was a good saving over the other options. The variety I am most pleased with is called “bohemian wight”and is giving me some large bulbs with excellent purple/rose colour. I hope they are as tasty as they look.

My beetroot are looking healthy and (so far at least) free of insect damage. They are a variety called “detroit red”.

Sweetcorn update! They came through “Storm Hector” OK just one had keeled over so I have supported it with a bit of cane. It may or may not survive. These are “marshall’s honeydew improved” and are making sturdy plants.

Chrysanthemum planting time. Last year was not brilliant – I ended up with a few decent plants but for the most part I was disappointed with the flowers I was able to cut. Trying to be a bit more organised this year and given the young plants a bed of their own! These are a combination of rooted cuttings from my own plants and some gifted plants from another plot-holder (thanks Doug).

Though not our favourite season gardening-wise, autumn does have its perks. Huge colourful chrysanthemums are definitely one of them.
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