Thursday, 18 March 2010
Plot No 7.
So here it is at last, Plot No 7, our very own little patch of English mud. Not all of it. Just a small rectangle in the far right hand corner, don't think you can make out the pegs in this photo.
On the good side:
No weeds to clear, it's freshly ploughed, empty soil
Apparently it used to be an allotment site but fell out of use some years ago and has been left fallow so the soil won't be over-used
All the users are new, we're all in the same boat, starting from scratch.
It's a beautiful spot, part of a lovely village in open countryside with amazing views all around.
Horses are going to be kept on the neighbouring field and the owner has said the allotmenteers can have all the poo.
On the not so good side:
There's no water supply! Purchase of a shed and water butts is no 1 priority.
It's very exposed, not much shelter, although I am one plot 'in' so my neighbour's plants will take the full force of the wind howling across the fields.
The ankle twisting, massive great clods of industrially ploughed soil look terribly daunting.
There are a total of 30 plots but only 7 have been allocated so far. You don't have to be a Bressingham resisdent to get one so if anyone in the Roydon/Diss area wants an allotment, you know where to look!
So that's it. Big Shop at the Garden Centre this weekend I think, decisions to be made about shed/water butt/paving/positioning of beds. I think I need a lie down ....