Well, lucky 13A to be exact!
Can you guess what it is yet? It's my allotment!!! I have been lucky enough to be offered one of 2 half plots. When I moved into town and into my small paved back garden I knew I wanted space to grow more stuff so I put my name on the waiting list expecting to wait a few years. So imagine my surprise when I got an email asking if I'd like one after only 8 months!!
It's been neglected for a year, hence the weeds!! But the one I've chosen (after talking to a stalwart on the site!!) has lots of raspberry canes (to left of pic) and a healthy patch of rhubarb. It's also next to the tap so easy to get water to it! The plots either side are both well maintained.
The fees work out at £1 per week. Bargain!! The council provide wheelbarrows, communal composting and they cut the grass. The only downside is that it's close to a river so during very wet summers the river floods. But that's only happened a few times so not much of a risk.
My parents had an allotment for years so I'm under no illusions. I'm hoping my boys will help with the heavy digging to begin with but once it's knocked into shape I hope to produce as much of my own veg as possible :-)
Wee bit excited!!