Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Chelsea Flower Show 2008

Here's a link to my thoughts on the 2008 Chelsea Flower Show.


New seating area

When I took over the allotment it appeared to have raised beds with grass paths and a shed which you couldn't see for brambles. Much to my amazement it turned out to have crazy paving and astroturf buried under the couch grass. I replaced the rat-infested, rickety homemade shed with my own and painted it blue!

Anyway, outside the door of the shed there was a higgedly piggedly path which has been the only place to put our small table and chairs. I've lost a lot of tea over the last two summers because the table wobbled so much! When I was left 2 large and one small pallets last year I saw an opportunity to change.

Here is a mid-way-through picture. Hoping it will be somewhere to sit, relax and have tea. Still needs more work... will post another pic when I've done more.

Allotments and other stuff

Welcome to my Blog

I've had an allotment since March 2006 after a very long time waiting and wishing! I've learned a lot in the last three years and will no doubt continue to learn in the coming years. I'll use this blog to share my experiences (both successes and failures) and hopefully it might be of use to somebody out there. And hopefully this will be a forum for me to hear your hints and tips.

I don't promise to only talk about allotments as there is so much interesting stuff out there.