Last week I received a phone call from the membership secretary of some allotments about 5 minutes away from here to say they have got a plot for me! Today I went down and had a look.
Plot 58 has been worked on in the past, but that was a while back and so it will take a bit of work to get it going again.
The allotment site itself is a good one with a forward thinking and hard-working committee. I was introduced to a number of plot holders who all seemed friendly and encouraging.
Walking around the plot I came across some raspberries canes, rhubarb, plums and a strawberry patch so it seems well stocked in the fruit line. There were a number of other fruit bushes which I couldn’t identify, but they should reveal themselves over the year!
There is also a small net house on the allotment which will be useful to protect some crops and young plants from the usual predators!
However, the first priority is to get it cleared of weeds. The work begins!