Sunday, September 27, 2009

Autumn in the Allotments



Our house backs onto allotments. If you are not familiar with them, they are small pieces of land that the local council (usually) rents out to people so that they can grow vegetation. I guess during the war people grew food but these days people seem to have different motivations for having an allotment.

Most people have a shed



Which they decorate in various ways





Some plots have personality








(I love this cat keeping watch over this tiny pond)

Some plots are neat, tidy and organized





Some are just plain messy





Some people grow fruit and vegetables







Some people grow flowers







Some have a plentiful harvest







Some not so plentiful



And some visitors go home with a handful of seeds so that next summer they can hopefully grow some of those huge sunflowers.



~A

1 comment:

Crafty Girls said...

That's very interesting Amanda. Can anybody walk through and look around?