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expect your site is just the same. Yes, it's bean planting time and everyone is a-bustle on the site building all the wigwams, tunnels and trestles ready to support the massive growth of French and runner beans.Many people favour wigwams – I do
, they don't bother too much about how the 'delegated to' get the job done.So, last week in the same spirit, I devolved responsibility for the compost heap to my husband. I explained the basics of how to build a heap (twiggy sticks at the bottom then green
'allotment bodging'.In fact, he almost takes too much pride in it and is liable to get rather carried away in the perfection of projects. He also gets frustrated by Lizzy's and my attitude of "oh, that'll do."Paul is of the school that 'if a job's worth doing
the plot. We're now planning to plant some spuds and build a compost bin this weekend.
I've never known rain like it (well, this being the UK, maybe I have). The poor old allotment is saturated, windswept and generally the worse for wear.I'm tidying up and securing all the brassica netting that's blown all over the plot these last few
and left it alone. Now the university want to make a geophysical survey of the site to establish the orientation and existence of any walls and buildings. This involves gridding the allotment into squares and then walking over it with a resistance monitor