|aptly name apple Sunset|
I've been working hard down at the allotment following the summer of shame. It was daunting to say the least, but a few hours later I'm feeling much cheerier about it all. The asparagus has been cut back, apples picked, beans taken down.
Caro let me have some achocha seeds last year and they did beautifully. The pods are scrumptious eaten while really small in salad. I've taken them out now though in a great clean sweep, and I've forked over the majority of the plot and removed horsetail and bindweed. Not all of it of course, it will be back, but for now it's looking good.
There are far fewer buzzing things down there this week. The pictures of the hornet are from a fortnight ago. There were all sorts of things enjoying the ivy in the hedge. They're hunkering down now that it's getting colder and damper.
By the end of the week I'm hoping that the plot will be under control and ready for the dormant period. I shall be very relieved when it is.