We've been absentee allotmenteers this last week and a bit, as visitors from near and far claimed our attention. And yet significant progress has still been made, as if by magic. A path has been laid, a water gathering system set up, a gate installed and beds laid out. If you've followed any of what we've been up to with the new plot in Benwell since we took it on in January, you'll know it came with the added bonus of some unbelievably helpful neighbours who have catapulted its progress on way beyond what we'd have been able to achieve ourselves.
The above pic neatly sums up developments. So; what was new today, since the last time we made it up the street?
Well, firstly, we're now somewhat secure, with a padlocked gate where once there was an inviting gap.
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I staggered the 10 minute walk home reflecting again on how we've fluked this plot. We're not bad at growing stuff, but pretty rubbish at building and repairing stuff. To have allotment neighbours who have thrown so much of their time at doing exactly the bits of turning this dump around that we'd have struggled with has been brilliant. My initial thoughts were that if we got anything in the ground this year that would be a result. That we're looking at using so much of the plot in this first year is a complete bonus for which we're supremely grateful.