Posted: 24/02/2012 at 13:32
Great to see everyone's posts (I replied earlier to the original post). The garden is my domain (the allotment is the hybbys) so when it came to redesigning it I asked him what he wanted. His only request was 'no grass'. He was a greenkeeper at the time and I think he must have thought it would be a bussman's holiday if after cutting grass allday, he would come home to cutting more grass!
Last year the garden was a bit of a write off as we got a new (very lively) springer spaniel puppy who loved nothing more than racing around the (smallish) garden. I cut back all the perennials he ate or broke off and am anticipating that they will come back again this year - he's a year old today and although is still bonkers, does stick to the paved areas of the garden now!
At the allotment we have also created 8 large raised beds. Spent a couple of weekends barrowing in bark chippings that a kindly tree surgeon let us have! Looks good now. Cant wait to start planting up - potatoes are already chitting at home, seeds delivered and planting plan created! Roll on the warmer weather!