Saturday, 3 March 2012

A New Year A New Blog !

Welcome To our family diary of our allotment !
We have an allotment in mid wales , when we took it on 18 months ago it had been left and unloved for a long time. The previous tenant found it too much and hadn't done anything to it at all.
We had inherited many weeds and mostly grass !! oh and a dangerous rickety shed made from metal sheets.
First job was to make it safe for our children , so down came the shed ! out with the toilet we found inside !
We put up a fence around the bottom of the allotment as there was a big drop down onto a yard below.
We then went about building a long wanted poly tunnel  and a new shed  both built by my husband with our own materials , nothing bought in . ( In true allotmenteers  style !).
Last year we did managed to plant up the whole allotment and we had some good and bad crops !

But this blog is about this years progress !!

So to start here's our allotment.

Photo taken last week Feb 2012










5 comments:

  1. good luck with it Karen :)

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  2. thanks !!! lot of hard work to be done !!

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  3. It looks great. Are you 2 across from where we had ours? It was that massive drop that put me off. I hadnt noticed that the fence had come down as the grass was high and obscuring the drop. A crawling Erin soon spotted it though!!! Its a massive patch - good luck with it and I look forward to reading what I should be doing in my little garden patch through the year xx

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  4. and a polytunnel???? How did you get that passed the committee xx

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  5. hi clare, the polytunnel issue had to be taken to the allotment council where its now been passed that anyone can have one as long as it is only a certain size which is the same size as ours.

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