November in the Allotment

November in the Allotment

Preparing for the darker winter season. Some photos from November in the allotment. Early frost finishes off the dahlias Time to sow broad...
October in the Allotment

October in the Allotment

Some photographs from the allotment in October MarigoldBees still active on the marigolds GrapesThe grapes are harvested Jerusalem artichokes RaspberriesThe last of the raspberries Grass SeedRecently planted grass seed in the communal area has already germinated...
September in the Allotment

September in the Allotment

Here are some photographs from the allotment taken in September. Onions, RaspberriesOnions for drying, raspberries for eating and dahlias for the vase. Butternut Squash GrapesGrapes ready for harvesting Bee hivesHives ready for honey production Asters PearsPears with...
August in the Allotment

August in the Allotment

Here are some photographs from the allotment during August. Runner Beans Runner BeansRunner beans picked Peacock ButterflyPeacock butterfly on bindweed Artichokes and sunflowers Sweet pea and kale Courgette flower Gladiolus Brussel SproutsSlug attacking the brussel...
Banstead Summer Show

Banstead Summer Show

The Banstead Horticultural Society’s Summer Show was held on Saturday 24th July and was a huge success, bringing out a record number of exhibitors and visitors, including the mayor of Banstead. It was joined by Caterham Horticultural Society, whose normal venue is...