I came down to the site this morning to help with the disposal of the old cafe. Our chairman, John Bachelor together with John Lack and Mark Merrit had done all the hard work but I helped take some of the rubbish down to the tip in our chairman's van.
When they had gone I had time to pop to my plot. I checked the shed to find the rat poison had all been eaten. There were no mouse droppings but with carefully checking I found a few rat droppings. Where are they getting in? None of my traps have been sprung!
Restocking the bait trays in the shed I went to plant the autumn raspberries that I had heeled in in a vacant patch. It didn't take long to dig a trench next to the single 'Joan J' plant I bought last year and fitted in the 5 canes I had bought online. 'Joan J' has an Award of Garden Merit from the RHS and I've had some good comments about it. Together with the slightly earlier 'Polka' canes and the new summer raspberries, 'Malling Jewel' and 'Glen Ample', I should get raspberries over a long season.
All that remained was to pick some crops. I dug out 2 very small parsnips from next to where I had lifted a huge one last week! I pulled two nice leeks and then a smallish Mooli radish which I shall grate over my lunch time salads. Finally I cut the last two Brussel tops leaving the sprouts themselves for Christmas.
As usual I forgot something - to take a photo for this post!