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!