Wow! How exciting takes me back to when I was a little girl and used to help my dad on his allotment. Many Sunday mornings were spent shelling peas, broad beans etc. for dinner. Fresh dug potatoes and purple sprouting being a favourite. Hard work but nothing like physical work to release those endorphins to make you feel invigorated. Plus you will sleep better for it. If you are worried about planting the apple trees maybe you would be allowed espalier grown up against a fence. Don't forget to create a fruit hedge gooseberry,black currant,raspberry etc. it can be low growing and will give you an abundance of fruit. You could always sell what you don't need or buy a freezer . If the allotment is too big you could make a wildflower area. The possibilities are endless. Happy Easter
Thanks for the support Annie, when you say fruit hedge do you a mixed hedge of different fruits in the same run?
It looks good, John. Are you going to cut out vegetable areas or will you mulch the grass with cardboard and build raised beds and fill them with compost? I have an Azada and it's superb for ripping out old grass and weeds.
Thanks Dave, going with the raised beds methinks, seems to the better solution. Will be hoping to change the area around the trees into wildflower meadow but need to look at mowing /strimming required to not let it go mad yet still be beneficial for wildlife.
That's a nice little piece, John. Can't wait to see what it brings forth. Does the "busy hands are happy hands" saying work right regarding this?
Cheers Casey, yes when I'm working the plot it does put a better feeling in my system for a while.
Proud of you John. ..
Nothing to be proud of, just keeping busy to avoid to much thinking. But thanks..
This looks a great project - I really do look forward to watching it progress :)
Thank you, it'll be fun......I hope!
HI John Good to see the plot now and also that you have already put up bird feeders. Probably at the moment you will not have a lot of time to be still and watch them but when you start digging, you will probably have a friendly Robin at your heals. If you have the patience, he could be trained to feed out of your hand. Now wouldn't that be something special.
That would indeed be special. :-)
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