Exciting news!

I’ve arrived at the top of the waiting list for an allotment – and now have more space in which to garden!  When I applied last year I was warned to expect a long wait, I was about no.24 on the list, so when the phone call came out of the blue on Thursday it was quite a shock.  But having thought about it overnight I decided that if I didn’t take it I would come to regret the decision; I enjoy the community garden and goodness only knows how I will manage to spend time there, in my own garden and on the allotment, but I’m sure I can work out a balance.

Of course the other attraction was that I would have something else to write about here – so welcome to my allotment – this photo shows it in all its glory; I have my work cut out.  I’ve ‘inherited’ some rhubarb, but that’s about it – apart from the dandelions of course.  Funnily enough I’ve been looking at these very dandelions (I walk through the allotments twice a day, to and from the station) and thinking that I’d like to get some photos of them once they have gone to seed – now I have the right to roam over this patch, and as the new ‘owner’ am thinking I will need to dig them out before they go to seed.   Such are the conflicting demands of a gardener/photographer!

About Sara Davison

I've been gardening as long as I can remember; initially as a child, learning from my mother, and then with each successive garden I've owned, I've expanded my knowledge and my plant collection. Starting Spring 2014 I'm taking my first steps as a flower farmer, growing British flowers for cutting on an acre of rented farmland in the Surrey Hills.
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2 Responses to Exciting news!

  1. Flighty says:

    Lucky you, now all you need is plenty of good weather so that you can get busy digging, planting and sowing. I tend to let the dandelions on my allotment paths flower, and then go to seed before I get round to dead heading them.
    I’ve arrived here via UK Veg Gardeners where I’ve just approved you as a member!

  2. How lucky are you! How big is an allotment?

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