E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image At the Allotment - January

At the Allotment - January


Sedum

Sedum is sometimes grown for winter interest, this shows how effective it can be.
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This series of pictures are from local Allotments, which is land owned by the council that can be rented for growing plants (fruit/vegetables/flowers) for use in the home. The land is separated into measured strips, rather like the mediaeval field systems.

I do not have an allotment. I am grateful for the tenants who didn't mind me taking a few pictures.

Picture taken 16th January 2009

*** Apologies to those of you who may have seen this picture when it was originally shown in January, but I had put this series in what I thought was some sort of logical order which got a bit spoiled by the downtime. So I'm re-running the last few, including the wheelbarrow which some of you have already commented on.

Please be patient, I'll get there in the end!***
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At the Allotment - January


Sedum

Sedum is sometimes grown for winter interest, this shows how effective it can be.
.....

This series of pictures are from local Allotments, which is land owned by the council that can be rented for growing plants (fruit/vegetables/flowers) for use in the home. The land is separated into measured strips, rather like the mediaeval field systems.

I do not have an allotment. I am grateful for the tenants who didn't mind me taking a few pictures.

Picture taken 16th January 2009

*** Apologies to those of you who may have seen this picture when it was originally shown in January, but I had put this series in what I thought was some sort of logical order which got a bit spoiled by the downtime. So I'm re-running the last few, including the wheelbarrow which some of you have already commented on.

Please be patient, I'll get there in the end!***
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comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Feb 2009, 02:33
Impression I had from the thumb was that it was a substantial shrub.

Really like the rich colour of it, Ellie.
EJWilkins: About eighteen inches tall I'd think.
I thought the colour was rather good, glad you did too
I don't think it would do well here in Toronto right now. We've got so much snow! wink Lovely shot Ellie. Thanks for sharing as always.
EJWilkins: They're perennials, so grow again from soil level each year. I'd bet you can grown them in Toronto wink
Sedums are glorious things Ellie: this is a fine study
EJWilkins: They're magnificent plants aren't they
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 4 Feb 2009, 07:38
Such great colour
EJWilkins: That was why I took the picture, they seemed to glow
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 4 Feb 2009, 07:55
Did the same thing with my shots Ellie and this shot is still great the second time round
EJWilkins: I spent too long trying to make it work, and it wouldn't, but eventually managed to get the pictures to do what I wanted yesterday. I thought it was a bit much to expect people to roll back through the series, so recycled them. I'm glad I'm not the only one who did it
Wonderful colour Ellie.
EJWilkins: It's a rather gorgeous shade of brown isn't it.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 4 Feb 2009, 08:11
Great colors in this picture. I couldn't find sedum in my dictionary but wiki helped me and now I know what it is. I have it in my garden at the cottage smile It's beautiful.
EJWilkins: They're quite common and come in different sizes, the bigger ones are popular with butterflies and hoverflies - so good for having near a vegetable garden
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands England
  • 4 Feb 2009, 09:23
Snap Ellie I did the same today and as said previously just as good the second time aroundsmile
EJWilkins: Now I've got to try to catch up on looking at other pictures and making some comments, because I wasn't able to leave any before.
Glad it isn't just me who's recycled pictures wink
Superb capture Ellie. I love the colours!
EJWilkins: They were quite a beacon in amongst the dark soil that everybody had dug over ready for sowing seeds
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Feb 2009, 15:10
Can you eat it or is it only for filling the allotment?
EJWilkins: It's a good "companion plant" because it attracts butterflies, bees and hoverflies. Hoverfly larvae eat greenfly, so they're a natural pest control.
They last well as cut flowers too, so really offer a fair amount in return for the space they take up.
What an interesting plant Ellie, I like the colour of the foliage and the shape very much.
EJWilkins: They're a double bonus really Brian, they flower from early autumn and then stay like this through the winter. In the spring they shoot new growth from ground level, and start all over again.
They attract hoverflies, butterflies and so on, so are good for the garden too
Nice picture.

I can just picture those some of those in a vase with yellow chrysanths.
EJWilkins: Ooh, that would look stunning!
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Feb 2009, 20:34
That colour and contrast are amazing. Never thought of shooting in an allotment. Hats off to you.
EJWilkins: I was asked , somewhere else, and by somebody from USA what an allotment is, so thought I'd take a few pictures. I might go back again later in the year too, to show the difference
  • Penny
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Feb 2009, 23:31
great pic Ellie. Sounds like you know a lot about gardening even if you haven't got an allotment.
I love them for pictures - all those romantic cobbled together sheds and greenhouses and ssometimes even scarecrows.
Did you ever see that series in the 80's - Big Jim and the Figaro Club? Very evocative and I seem to remember most of it was set in a shed on an allotment.
I like very much this picture, the plant is somewhat strange like that !
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