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.


1 comment:

Patsy Long said...

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