My allotment is a bit untidy
With councils wanting to increase rents, self management is often seen as the way out of rent rises. If the council still have officer time dedicated to allotments then there’s still a cost for them. Perhaps partial self-management is needed with responsibility for bills falling on plot holders and cutting the time spent by council…
Community rocked as allotments targeted for third time in nine days http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14997761.Community_rocked_as_allotments_targeted_for_third_time_in_nine_days/ A COMMUNITY in Nythe has been left reeling after their allotments were ransacked for the third time in nine days. Around 15 sheds in a field off Greenbridge Road were targeted on Thursday night – the same location was hit less than a…
Why you should have nettles. These were in a corner of the allotment and had quite a few caterpillars on them.
Look a bee! This is before I started keeping bees.
Not my plot, but on the allotment. 2011. You can see the next plot not started in this big photo.
When they flower they’re nearly ready to dig up!
Fresh peas and courgettes. Easy to get a crop from.
I had two blackcurrant bushes in my garden, so when I got the allotment I transferred one on to the allotment site. That means I got a crop of blackcurrants off the allotment. They are very delicious, but always with a sharp edge to them. Even when they’re really ripe.
Pink gloves and a pink wheelbarrow. Sunhat essential. 2011. This is the opposite edge of my plot to where I started
Early in the allotment timescale and early in the day! 2011. Photo taken from by the gate looking towards my plot. That’s my pink wheelbarrow!
This was right at the start of my allotment. Spring 2011. The site had been cleared in December and we were waiting for a lease before we were allowed on. In March the guy at the council suggested we get on the site as the lease might take some time. (It took about 5 years)….