Posted: 19/01/2014 at 17:17
I've just signed up for an allotment and in need of some encouragement.
There were 8 on offer, the better one's went to people further up the list. My choice was over grown with brambles/ trees or over grown with stones/tree's. I opted for over grown and stones/tree's with what look like hundreds of rashberries canes growing randomly over the plot. Part of the ground was covered over with plastic and old carpet which was the attraction, me thinks the weeds will have died and if they are rashberry canes the roots will be near the surface.
Some of the stones resembled boulders, so it's fair to say the ground is stony, don't think I'll be able to pick them up but the plot's on a slight slope, another attraction they can be rolled down to the bottom and there'll be good drainage.
The tree's had been cut down and are going to be treated so the roots die but one tree remains, someone looking round today throught it a cherry tree. I thought it looked deseased, the bark was spilt at it's trunk and there were tiny orange modules on it but it has to be left for a year before the people in charge will consider cutting it down but I can prune it.
Eventually I'd like the beds to be defined with paths.... should I put all the stones at the bottom with a view to putting a shed on them...was also thinking they could be used to make paths...
I've stuff in the back garden which me thinks should be transplanted now....like currant /gooseberry bushes... rubarb...but the plot isn't ready
Were to start... I'm going next weekend to make a start...suggestions would be helpful...would it be cheeky to ask other plot holders were they started...