Category Archives: Graham’s allotment

Allotment move and hedge reduction

We finally moved allotments, and handed the keys to Plot 81 back to the council. End of an era, but on to new things!

After moving our fruit trees, raspberry and blueberry to their temporary home in the back garden, the water barrels and other miscellaneous allotment ‘stuff’ was moved to the new plot, number 37.

I then did a quick hedge reduction to make it look like someone cares about the place, and used the cuttings to plant a hedge at the top to cover the gap.

I will need to pop back with the long reach hedge cutter, or ladders to complete the hedge top.

Hopefully the cuttings will grow, I’ll keep you posted on their progress!

New beginnings – Time to move allotments

Old allotment
My current allotment. Just cleared.

 

Well, I have taken the winter off pretty much, but just before Christmas I managed to get an new allotment nearer to my home, which helps because the 5 mile trip to the current allotment was proving to be a pain. The only issue is that my new plot looks like a landfill site.

Oh well time to get on with it I guess. Here’s some images of the task at hand. Might be a while until it looks like my old plot above..

Wish me luck. I’ll try to get some footage of the work as it progresses.

Graham