Saturday 3 October 2009

Changing Seasons!!

Well I think I can safely say that autumn is well and truly with us. I got up this morning to se fast moving clouds which were dreary and saw the trees moving crazily in the strong winds. We haven't got the the stage where the leaves are falling thick and fast quite yet but I know it won't be long now with the drop in temperatures.

I'm still waiting for rain though. Although the weather forecast keeps threatening rain when it comes to us it is never more than just a light spattering that barely wets the pavement...let alone the earth!!!

I quite like Autumn arriving as life seems to slow down a little for me, the days get shorter and with the darker nights I can't be busy fro quite so long so it allowa for a bit of me time, to just kick back and relax with a good movie or book, I also find more time to write letters!!!

I've been worrying all summer about what would happen to my blog come winter time, after's not like you spend much time on an allotment in the winter so waht will I write???? Well I'm sure I'll think of something to write...I guess it may not be about allotments all the time but I will hopefully find something to will be fun to see what everyone else comes up with for the winter months too!!!

fallen tomato plant

Well with all the windy weather that has been about today my tomato tubs have blown over (AGAIN!!). So I have decided that for next year I am going to sink them half the tub depth into the ground therefore (hopefully) solving the problem for next year as we are bound to have more winds again!!!! I guess it will be this time next year when I'm telling you whether or not my solution worked...(god I hope I don't bore people so much that they stop reading by then!!)

Well that's all for now....anything exciting going on in your gardens/allotments that you can tell me about??? I'm feeling a little dejected that I have nothing to do on mine until the rain comes!!!!


  1. I've definately been seeing a change here. There is no boubt that summer is over for me. I'm sure you won't be boring anyone with your winter time posts eitehr. Have a great day

  2. I think we have the rain that you're missing. I wondered last year what I was going to write about all winter. I was still able to come up with something new every day though. You'll do okay.

  3. Thanks Ann and Ratty...I will do my best to come up with something and not bore my readers to death so that they never visit again... :-{

  4. I like the idea of sinking the pots into the ground! My runner bean pot this year was the one that kept succombing to the winds!!

  5. We had similar weather over the weekend, it was so blustery. Still no rain to speak of though. I can't remember the last time we had a good downpour.

  6. I've had the same worries re what to write over winter. I don't mind the windy days though, October + gales = mucho walnuts!


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