Columbia Road Market 8
There was a nip in the air this morning and, as I walked out under a clear Autumn sky, I could see my own breath. At the market, two of the stallholders were dressed as witches, which reminded me that it is nearly Halloween and inspired me to buy a bunch of Chinese Lanterns (Physalis) to dry. Then I found the plants were on sale and remembered that my grandmother grew them in her garden in Chard. She used to dry them every year and I was captivated by the exoticism of the lanterns displayed in an old copper jug in her hallway.
Apparently Physalis likes sun or partial shade, so I decided to have a go at growing them myself for next year and I bought a plant for £4.