Thursday, 2 April 2009

Other peoples patches on our allotment site

This is the main path about half way down the plot.
This is a WOW factor picture! Tom is building this wooden greenhouse from scratch, not kit form, it's not quite finished, he has to creosote some more and then glaze it. remarkable !!

This is a tiny bit of Bill's plot, he is a fabulous plants man, no raised beds! very traditional and everything he grows is a success. I am always asking his advice he's better than a book.

This shed belongs to Frances, she is a friend and also our warden for the site.

Another perfect one ( if you like all raised beds, I personally don't) but it's neat.
I prefer a mix of traditional and raised beds

This plot belongs to my lottie neighbour, another maureen. I love this shed!

This plot belongs to Melvin, it's more like a garden really as it's so perfect. Look at those edges !

This lovely seat belongs to a new plotholder, she is just getting her plot together.


Ryan said...

Some wonderful sites there! I love them all!

Im still waiting for my plot . . . cant stand the wait any longer lol!


EB said...

Oooh, fascinating post! I'm terribly nosey, I love to look around at other people's places and see how they've done them out.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Very cool, Maureen. Everyone's plot is probably a small reflection of themselves...and everyone is so different! And that's what makes us all so interesting, right?! When we lived in Germany, we used to see plots everywhere. Here in America, this doesn't happen. Is it because there is more 'land' in the US and you guys have to find a place to pack everything in? You guys are so much more disciplined than most Americans, and it shows. You put us to shame:-)

Maureen said...

Thanks for the comments.
RYAN, I hope you get your plot soon, it's a great day when you get the keys. I waited 8 months!

EMILY, like you I love to have a nosey at what other people have done. I suppose we gardening bloggers all love doing that.

JAN, I don't know about putting you guys in the USA to shame, from all the wonderful gardens I have visited on "blogland" there are some amazing one's. I find it very amusing that you all seem to call it your "yard" in the U.K we refer to yards when we only have a teeny tiny area not big enough to call a garden and it is usually all concreted, mostly found in large cities. My daughter used to live in Germany, so we visited a lot. I love Germany it's such a clean, orderly country and the architecture is so pretty.

Carrie said...

nothing better than a darn good nosey! Andrew and I can't help ourselves after working on our plot, to go round and see what ideas and knowledge we can get! Then we also like the superiority of our plot being tidier than some others - it's a dog eat dog world!

Tessa at Blunders with shoots, blossoms 'n roots said...

That greenhouse is very impressive! I like both raised bed and non-raised. Each has it's pros and cons. Thanks for stopping by today, Maureen!

Pam'sEnglishCottageGarden said...

In response to Jan's and Maureen's yard v. garden comments: When I moved to US from England 30 years ago, I too was perplexed that my garden was called a yard. My children quickly adapted to their new country and soon solved the problem .... they called it the yarden!

My vegetables are in raised beds because of the proximity of a walnut tree. It puts juglone, a poison, into the soil that kills tomatoes and other plants. I also have no-dig gardens made w/organic matter layered between newspaper and peatmoss, etc. The plants grow in this conconction above the juglone-polluted earth. This works for me.

Great post, Maureen, as always!

Joanne said...

Hi Maureen Your allotment looks fun. I had an allotment for many years but gave it up when I went back to work as the children got older. We then adapted part of the garden for vegetables and things work better that way for us now. I look forwrd to seeing more of your blog.

Nutty Gnome said...

Hi Maureen. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog - I'm glad you like it! You can borrow my men when they're not busy on the japanese garden - but beware, they'll eat you out of house and home!

I've enjoyed reading your posts and having a good nosey at all the allotments too. With all the other projects going on in my garden I scarcely have time for the veg patch, so I admire your juggling of an entire allotment plot!