Sunday, 25 January 2015

LEEKS: ALLOTTED FOR THE POT

Standing proud and pale the leeks.  

A green platoon, parading before they reach the pot. 

These fine vegetables bless several of the plots surrounding Sian’s ground (#4C East Side). 

Winter, and most of the soil is covered up with plastic or some such and the detritus of canes, plastic sacks, hoes and wooden pallets crafted into compost and storage areas, ironwork rusts ready to be pressed into service somehow or way.


December, when I painted the leeks (figuratively) the NAS (The National Allotment Society) tells me  - ‘the year is coming to an end and the shortest day is in this month, which heralds the slow advance towards next season. So take a bit of time to reflect on your successes and to consider what went wrong with some crops’.

OH LOVELY LEEKS