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.