lately on the lottie

Some lovely autumn weather has allowed me ( and mr digandweed of course) to get down to the allotment for some clearing up and planting.

I decided to allocate some space for cut flowers and with this in mind have planted a bed of Sweet Williams and Wallflowers .
I am already anticipating colourful bunches of flowers for the house next spring!

We also have a plentiful supply of leeks to keep us going over the next few months.
Spurred on by the success of the strawberries this year, we have branched out into raspberries!
Five canes of  Autumn Bliss have been planted and pruned to about 6 inches, as per the instructions.

And a couple of weeks ago, we spotted this welcome visitor hiding in the decaying foliage.

Hopefully he will be feasting on the slugs and snails!



  1. We had Sweet Williams when we had an allotment - lovely old-fashioned flowers & such pretty mixes of colours. Although I think they're supposed to be biennials, ours came up for several years running. Maybe they seeded themselves. Good strong stems for cutting, too.

  2. I've been thinking of adding more fruit producing plants to our little garden. Autumn isn't the end of the gardening year, it's the just the beginning! : )

  3. It's nice to be able to look forward to spring flowers as the days grow shorter and colder. That's a very fine looking frog you have there on slug patrol - your freshly planted wallflowers and sweet william should be safe!


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