The months have passed and Winter is here. With the new year comes the inevitable resolutions along with renewals. However, we have decided not to renew our lease at the council allotment in the local park.
We have a lot of fruit bushes there – blackcurrants, redcurrants, gooseberries and rhubarb along with some blueberries. Last summer we got a great crop from some; others were taken by the birds before we got to them as we didn’t go often enough.
Our decision not to renew the lease was taken because of that – it’s within walking distance of our home, but we never went! Growing vegetables was always very difficult – the soil is very heavy and the plot is infested with horsehair and other invasive weeds.
Yesterday I assessed what could be saved from the plot – some fruit bushes could be moved if we can think of a space for them in our other allotments. I dug up a blueberry and a large rhubarb. I also got some really long hazel branches and rescued some extra-long bamboos.
So we say goodbye to our first allotment, where we caught the veg-growing bug. Now we look forward to getting even more serious with the others – on the cards for this year, finally, is a large polytunnel!