Thursday, 6 May 2010

I’ve Grown (Just a Little)

Metaphorically speaking that is. I’ll explain, in our little community area of the allotments, a few of the plot holders have small plots and thereby don’t have much room for things such as sheds, so a small container was put in the grounds for their use. Now this container, which is bright orange (you can see it on one of the pictures I posted the other day) was placed very near my gate and made exiting with a heavy barrow load of ‘whatever’ quite awkward for me. So the nice people from MEC (who oversee our community area) said that I can have my gate moved and gap (after gate being removed) re-fenced, courtesy of them. So this morning a nice handy man came with the MEC rep and had a look and asked how I wanted it, which I explained. Then the MEC rep said “as this little strip (approx 16ft x 6ft between where my fence is now and the container) is not being used and will probably become a dumping area, why don’t we extend your fence to come up to the container”. So it was agreed, this will now become part of my plot and therefore I have ‘grown’. But the drawback is (and there always is one) this is not good ground, all gravel and hardcore and would never be able to have anything grown in it, and I was going to use the fence to train a fruit tree or similar against. Thoughts running around in my head now are, build a wicker fence or put trellis or something similar where the existing fence and good soil is to grow the fruit tree against and pave over the newly acquired area to use as a seating /picnic/BBQ/storage area.

Hoping to get to the plot this evening to do some more of the maincrop potato bed though the weather is awful, raining and cold so not sure if it’s going to be possible.

1 comment:

  1. It's always good to get extra land, no matter what state it's in. I'm sure you'll find some use for it.


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