|Sad and empty|
First we had to pay a quick visit to the ghost of allotment past. We swung round to Nunsmoor allotments yesterday as we didn't want all the fruit bushes and trees we had grown there to go to waste, and we had some bits and bobs to grab from the shed. Compared to the amount of ground we'll be growing on now, Kasia and I were both struck by how massive this plot is/was. Too big for us. I'm looking forward to growing less, but, hopefully, growing better. I'm not going to lie, it was a bit gutting to see well-worked patches we've worked on over the last few years, needing only a quick turn before being planted up, but t'is not to be. A sign on the front gates noted that all tenants need to have all their stuff off by May 6th. Finality has been given a date. I'll be really interested to see what the Freemen do to the site, and how quickly. But it won't involve us; our allotmenteering future belongs to Benwell.
|The best is yet to plum|
The soil here is fairly manageable and as the bushes and tree have been planted at the top of a steep bank, should be free draining. We'll need to give them a regular drink to try and coax them into life in their new home.
|Praise be- prepped bed ready to go.|
|Potatoes meet ground|
We left the plot looking more like an allotment than a knackered pigeon hut/dumping ground for just about the first time.