Whilst out last night walking Samson (my dog), I spotted in the skip down the road a large plastic object. Never one to pass up an opportunity to acquire something to utilise and for free (I’m always rubber necking whilst driving around to see if I can make use of anything) I decided to go and have a look. Well you can imagine my delight when this big plastic object turned out to be a children’s sand pit that had been thrown out. Seeking permission I grabbed it with great delight and scurried off home with it.
So now my head is spinning with ideas of how I can make it come to life in my allotment as a wildlife pond so that it attracts welcoming frogs/toads etc. It comes in two halves each measuring 43” x 36” and about 24” deep. Although shaped like apples (very apt) I’m sure the visiting wildlife won’t mind too much and it will eventually be a haven of delight for both me and them.
Hi I'm Katy,I'm a single mother in her mid (erm late) 30's who has had the wonderful world of grow your own introduced to her. How it all started - well in the summer of 2009 I managed to get myself an allotment (rather overgrown) and spent most of that year trying to educate myself about the world of fruit and vegetables through trial and error, blogs and magazines and tried to get my lottie into a nice 'working' plot so that I can somehow be more self sufficient. Samson was my Dog, sadly he took the trip across Rainbow Bridge in August 2011. There is no Delilah but I thought it sounded better than Katy, well it sounded a little different, when I decided to name my blog after Samson LOL. So here we are, present day, errors have been made and learnt from, and through blogging and videoing I'm hoping to learn from all of this and share my experiences with all my fellow plotters out there. Hope you enjoy the journey.
Down at my allotment there are vegetables and flowers,
I planted every one of them and stay there hours and hours,
I have a little shed where I can make a cup of tea,
Down at my allotment is the only place for me.
Carrots, Cauliflowers, Onions and Beans,
Courgettes, Brussels sprouts, Squash and Wintergreens,
Tulips, Daffodils, Marigolds and Phlox
Sunflowers, Violets, Daisy’s, Hollyhocks.