My Garden & Allotments in September 2013


September in terms of the weather was a relatively warm month, with temperatures getting into the 20's °C (70's F) at times, although at other times it did get quite cool, with temperatures dropping to around 12°-15° C ( 55°-60°F).

It was quite a dry month with with rainfall being well below average for the time of year.

I managed to fit in one trip this month and that was to the Harrogate Autumn show.

I like September for its autumnal colours many of which you will see in the accompanying slideshows.

September is also the time of year when I like to study my garden planting, and decide if any plants require moving or replacing, this year was no exception and I made a start during the last week of the month.

These two panoramic views will show you how far I have gone with my tidying up, plus I have indicated a bit of 'before & after' in my slide shows to show you how things looked early in the month and how the looked towards the end of the month.

Early September

Late September

These pictures will give you a closer look at some of the areas shown above:>>
Front Garden

As always, I generally have a few bits and pieces growing indoors as you can see here:

Phlox paniculata

The Allotments:

Basically this month on the allotment has been about harvesting, and quite a good harvest it has been too!

I have also done a bit of winter digging and prepared a bed for my Japanese Onions and Garlic which I plan to plant out next month!

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I have decided to give up Plot 21 next year,(the one in the picture) and in doing so I have decided to do a swap with the lady on the other side of me who has a half plot (Plot 19) and wants a whole one!

I got to thinking two plots are a bit too much for me, and one is not enough, so I think one and a half will do me nicely!

......................and that concludes my blog for September 2013

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