I had a guided tour around Bridge of Allan allotments this afternoon with Ron from our Fitness class.
He has had an allotment there for over forty years and this pumpkin is just one from his amazing garden of fruit, vegetables and flowers.
It is all, of course, totally organic.
Now I understand how Ron, who has lost 7 stone feeds himself from all the vegetables he grows- he could feed half of Bridge of Allan! ( see extra photo.)
Here he is with a potentially prize winning pumpkin.
Next year Bridge of Allan allotments will be taking part for the first time in the annual Bridge of Allan village Open Gardens.