Well, it looks like autumn is unfolding. A change in the atmosphere, somehow like winter but warm (maybe because last winter it was warm). 

I can’t quite pull the plug on the cucumbers but have been putting bigger cloche on the kale (to keep the caterpillars away). Neither of these are yellow, unlike the pumpkins, which I’m delighted to say now number four.

I’ve never had so many on a vine before but I expect one at least will fail. On the other hand, I fully expect all 12 of my apples to be eaten (by me).

Perhaps one day my tree will look more like the one I pruned in the Orchard at Old Sleningford Farm yesterday. Not as wide, in view of the lack of breadth in the back garden, but equally laiden would be great!

PS With my tree being a tip-bearer, I imagine the crop would tend to be less, but I am happy to be contradicted.


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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12 Responses to Yellow

  1. Awesome update thank you for sharing have a blessed day

  2. Four pumpkins! Hurrah, Helen.

    • Helen says:

      There are actually a few more since this post, but the plant can’t support them, so they are maturing very small. I think I am going to see what one tastes like this evening. Ie I hope it will be as tasty as its counterpart last year.

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