We had a few successes, though not unmitigated - only half the pink fir apple potatoes I planted came up, but the ones that survived were very tasty. We only managed to grow a couple of pumpkins, but one was enormous and made a perfect Halloween jack-o'-lantern. And the cabbage escaped the dreaded cabbage flies (but not, alas, a slug infestation).
The cabbage are the only things that are still producing right now, but I don't know how long they will survive the latest weather onslaught - floods!
|Allotment under water|
|Neighbors under water|
|Allotment on the corner has merged with the stream|
And it is not just the allotments - lots of houses and roads in South Oxford are under threat of flooding as well (or already inundated with water).
|Abingdon Road on Tuesday morning|
It hasn't even been raining much in the past few days, but the water keeps rising. Oxford is bounded on both sides by rivers - the Isis (Thames) to the west and the Cherwell to the east, and all the waterways are full to overflowing.
|Cherwell covering University Parks|
I suppose I should be grateful that the flooding held off this long - at least most of the garden was already put to bed. Otherwise I might have been tempted to give up on gardening permanently!