Over the Christmas holidays I finished clearing the beds at the allotment and piled up the manure which dad had brought over from the farm.

However, Peter and I have wanted to clear out one of the corners which has been full of rubbish for a while. With it being a beautiful day yesterday, it all began in earnest.

I had pruned the soft fruit the other week and tried to burn some of it but there was still some left as well as some tops from my glads. Once the fire had got going we added some of that.