Sunday, September 3

#mygardenrightnow - autumn

Michelle Chapman over at Veg Plotting is organising another project and once more has challenged gardeners to take a photo/photos of themselves in their gardens  or on their allotments this weekend to show what is happening across the country. She organised two similar challenged earlier in the year My contributions to earlier challenges are here and here.

There is still time to join in just one photo of you in your garden, or on your allotment, is all that is needed. See here for guidelines.

I've decided to follow the same format as I used on the last challenge and describe how we spent Saturday, a typical gardening day at this time of year.

In the garden the first job was to water the tubs on the patio.
Whenever I am in the garden I am looking for subjects to photograph.
I particularly liked this group of flowers.
There was little else needed doing in the garden other than to collect some tomatoes for lunch.
After lunch it was off to the plot where the pace was completely different.

At this time of year there is still lots to harvest and lots of tidying up to do. We didn't photograph the weeding I did whilst Martyn dug the last lot of potatoes.

We stopped for a coffee. An apple had fallen from the Tickled Pink tree and so we decided to have a little treat with our coffee.
After lunch I started to prune the Glencoe raspberry.
I cut out all this year's fruiting stems but couldn't tie in the new canes as I ran out of string. A job for Sunday.

Then most of our time was spent harvesting.
Martyn picked beans.
I picked blackberries.
Martyn cut a cabbage.
I picked the rest of the Tickled Pink apples - all three of them.
Martyn picked plums from Marjorie's Seedling.
Just before we headed home I picked some flowers from the perennial bed ...
... and the annual bed.

Then it was home for dinner and to eat the cauliflower that we also harvested.
That was of course after evicting the little green caterpillar.

Sunday there will be more of the same, now I must remember to take some string!


  1. Sue-your photos have always delighted!
    That "Tickled Pink" apple is certainly beautiful. Do they store well?
    I'm sure it has a different name here in the States. I'd sure like to look for one of those.
    Hope you've had a wonderful summer filled with bounty.
    I'll be back to blogging soon....but I wanted to thank you for popping by. Yes-I've disabled comments as I'm never sure when I can respond.
    Have a wonderful week

    1. I was just going to say how early you suffer from frosts!
      Tickled Pink is also known as Baya Marisa. It has a rather unique flavour that is both sweet and sour. It starts off rather sweet when you first take a bit and gradually becomes more tart as you chew.

  2. Oh you were both hard at work Sue but the rewards are well worth it. Fabulous photos too especially the first one. It's raining here today so I'm stuck inside. Hope that the weather gods are treating you more kindly.

    1. The weather gods haven't sent rain, Anna but it is really cold so we stayed inside too.

  3. What a fantastic variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers you have!
    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Lovely to see you both hard at work down at the plot. Fantastic wall of beans and a great cauliflower. The red-all-the-way-through apple is amazing. No doubt very good for you. We're working our way through a mountain of windfalls here at the moment. It's apple everything in this house.

    1. I know the feeling CJ with us it is also Mealz mean beanz

  5. What a beautiful harvest of fruits and vegetables !! Growing cabbage and cauliflower is really difficult! I admire your ability to grow these vegetables!

    1. This year the cabbages and cauliflowers have done really well, Ela

  6. Once again I'm blown away with how amazing your plot is. I have 'harvest' envy too ;)

  7. Lovely set of photos Sue - various mugs have been quite a feature this time. I'm surprised they haven't before, especially as we seem to have such nice ones reserved for our garden cuppas. I'm intrigued by the photo of you taking a photo - what are you using to make sure you don't lose your lens cap?

    1. We drill a small hole in the lens cap and thread some thin cord through and tie the other end to the bit where the straps fasten on, Michelle.
      It's a bit disappointing that more people don't include themselves in their garden photos for your project. I don't like having my photo taken but there are ways of hiding.

  8. How lovely to see you both hard at work. Your cosmos is just

    1. Thanks, Dina. The cosmos has just suddenly got into its stride.

  9. What fun to see you both working on your allotment :-) You are certainly two very busy bees there and the high quality results of your produce absolutely tells you are experienced growers! I am always in awe of the quantity you produce too, it clearly takes a lot of work so its great to see you both enjoying it :-)

    1. Thanks, Shirley after a difficult month we have some catching up to do.


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