Doing nothing is harder than you think. Allan Jenkins reveals how his good intentions to leave his plot fallow were undone by the lure of hellebores
I am nothing if not inconsistent. The plan was to leave the plot fallow and the home patio, too. This is new for me. I usually like to green the brown soil at the allotment, have shallot shoots, garlic and onions.
I switch the season on the window boxes at home, add winter colour to the terrace pots. But not this year (well, there was the secret broad bean sowing…) The trouble is to do with timing. How long to leave before the autumn changeover?