The weather here is not exactly optimal, but very comfortable to work in. At this time of year there are a couple of pressing jobs to do. First of all the chip path replacement had to be completed. This is the last meandering stretch old chips out, down to the root cloth: The chips were then dumped and evenly spread. Out at the main path one can look through the arch, past the Sedum and further to the meandering pstch. As I was saying earlier it is the time of year for the annual canal bank cleaning. It is iur responsibility to keep the sides of the canal that borders on our land free of plants and so forth. This is the beginning, the giant stand of Miscanthus and the stretch of bank to its right. we will slowly work our way around the border of our allotment. There are a couple of fall flowers that appear each year. Colchicums from Norway: …oh yes, and then there was the matter if the harbinger of bad luck, the black cat. We saw this chappy on the way to our lotty. An odd sight on the allotment complex. It is feral, but welcome. In this case the bad luck was for a vole that the beast had caught and was eating. Well done, black cat.