The time has come to handover our allotment

It is a sad day when you have to give up an Allotment.  Even if you know it is for the best and that you will eventually get into a place where you can get another plot. But this week I plan to hand back the keys.

It’s been a tough decision, but one I had to make. I won’t go into the details but in its simplest form I can not get down there on my own anymore.  And it’s not fair on the kids to drag them down there each time.  So i’m doing it now in the hope that someone can take it on before the weeds take over. It is still in a good state and they can also take advantage of all the muck I laid on the beds and the prep I did through the autumn.  I was looking forward to a bumper year this year, but life is what it is and “best laid plans” and all that.

One advantage of this decision is that it will mean I can focus more time on developing So prepare for a stream of improvements. There are a few in the pipeline.  I plan to continue to use this site to cover what I am up to and progress with will be a key theme for that.

I still have a need to grow fruit and veg though. So to scratch that itch I’m planning to dig up part of the garden.  It’s not an ideal plot, nearly north facing, but I’m going to give it a go and see how it goes. More on that soon.

Black and white photo our my allotment

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