Most of the autumn leaves have now fallen, and a few frosts towards the end of November have firmed up the soil, so now is the perfect time to start the winter pruning.
With autumn now almost past, colder weather with frost and snow will most likely be arriving very soon.
As the dormant season arrives, this is the perfect time to do some garden renovations.
When you reach a certain age you are able to look back to your childhood and compare it to today’s kids growing up in a technological age.
The arrival of Halloween can only mean one thing for John Stoa – pumpkins!
Crops in the greenhouse, may be well protected from the worst of the weather, so the incessant rainfall did not worry grapes, cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes, but lack of sunshine has been a big problem.
Autumn is a great time to look ahead to next year and make plans for the spring flowering displays.
The garden is beginning to go into its autumn phase as berried plants such as the rowan, and cotoneasters are starting to steal the show and summer flowers start to fade away.
John Stoa goes on a trip down memory lane at the allotment.
As summer makes way for autumn, the harvesting range of fruit and vegetables changes as most of the soft fruit has been picked as well as summer cabbages, cauliflower, onions, broad beans and early potatoes.