A shed that has seen better days and needs a new roof.
A mouldy old bath filled with rainwater
A homemade greenhouse that is in need of some major TLC and is totally overgrown inside….. but there is a Kiwi Fruit in there, somewhere…..
Trees, trees, trees, and not the nice fruiting kind have taken over
Weeds, weeds, weeds a plenty
And this, yes, a bamboo on an allotment. Who thought it would be a good idea to plant a suckering bamboo on your plot, let alone the edge of it? No please don’t send your answers on a postcard!
Not impressed or inspired? Look beyond it and start dreaming.
I’ve taken on an extra plot with a friend from the allotments, and oh the plans we have!
One day, when the clearing up has been done, the chopping down and digging up of the bloody bamboo of the Bloody Bamboo fame, emptying the bath water (but we need to check for wildlife first), cutting back and clearing up in the greenhouse, weeding, and pruning it will be perfect for fruit growing.
So right now you have to imagine rows of raspberries, beds of strawberries, currants of every colour, blackberries, gooseberries, rhubarb, a few dwarf fruit trees like plum and apple, a tamed Kiwi Fruit, maybe a grapevine, and who knows even some melons in the greenhouse.
You just need imagination right now. Spadeful’s of it. That, time, some muscle power and determination.
Over the next year or so, here on the blog I’ll be able to show what we are up to and the changes that take place and hopefully the changes will include fruit pickings.
And the joy that is a new plot is made even better with the fact that it neighbours my own plot, so a mere hop, (not even a hop, skip and jump) over the path and we are here!
How about this last shot for a weekly view, aka the “View Club”, over the new plot and across the allotments and out to sea?
- Pottering, pootling and photographing the allotment (promenadeplantings.com)