Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:53
Fab time of year for getting an allotment, depends on how the plot has been left. We put our name down for one on a boozy night out with friends who had already got an allotment. Within weeks we had a brand new plot, which needed clearing of grass. That was around March/April 3 years ago and we haven't looked back. It's been fantastic and we enjoy time as a family down there (me, OH and 3 kids) and I often enjoy time on my own down there. Last autumn we took on the plot next door too and have had to clear it completely. Great place for relaxing, spending time together and obviously for growing fruit and veg! We bought a really cheap small shed (you could look for second hand) keep a few tools there. OH enjoys making raised beds from offcuts of wood etc. We did have the choice to fence ours off, which we did choose to do. You can spend as little or as much as you want. That's the fun. We have old wellies planted up with marigolds in the summer which the kids love doing, planting sunflowers etc.
Enjoy your little piece of 'the good life' when you get it.