Today was a day for shovelling poo. We visited our local stables, who have been wonderful enough to let us have manure for free. Now that they have spread manure on the fields the mountain of pow is now just a small hillock. This has revealed some of the well-rotted
It was a cloudy day at the allotment today, the place was pretty much empty so it was just me, nature and some . The main task today was a little DIY, I’m building the base for the polytunnel which has involved the creation of a raised and a sunken bed.
I’m in the process of designing my latest attempt at a truly indestructible polytunnel. Our allotment is on the side of a hill at the top of a valley that faces the sea. The winds we get in winter are incredible. One of my attempts at a plastic greenhouse was
A while ago down near the bottom of the 24/A I painted the bowl of an old green discarded wheel barrow with bits of black bitumen paint, giving it a sort of camouflage look. I turned it upside down and lent it outside against the chicken mesh of the fence.
I finally took the plunge and purchased a set of Bosch wireless hand clippers for doing the edging of the paths and beds. To be honest I just don’t have the patience to spend so much of my precious allotment time worrying out my paths! Hopefully next month or the
Plot 24/B had a shed on it, it’s newish but the roof wasn’t finished so it’s probably a tad fragile after a British winter. We painted then moved it from the top of the plot to the border with 24/A. This gives us a lovely view from outside the shed