Sunday, 21 June 2009

A good Allotment site link, I hope you find it useful.

http://www.allotment.org.uk/articles/Allotment-History.php.

Here is a link for a brilliant allotment site, I hope you all find it useful, it seems to cover lots of aspects including the 'History' of allotments.

4 comments:

Prospero said...

Thanks for the link, Maureen. Just a few more questions:

1) How far is your allotment from your house?
2) Why do you have an allotment and a vegetable garden at your house?
3) How big is your allotment? (250 square meters, as per the article on allotments, is huge!)

I don't mean for this to sound like something out of the Spanish Inquisition, nor do I mean to pry into your affairs - it's just that I find the subject very interesting.

So, having said that - answer away as best you can!

Maureen said...

1) My allotment plot is about 8-10 minutes in the car from my house or 20 mins walk.
2) I don't have vegetables growing in my garden. I just have flowers, shrubs,trees and paved areas, plus my summerhouse. I didn't want to give any of that up, so that's why I decided to rent the allotment.
3) My plot was originally 126 square metres, but then I was given a concrete hard-standing that was previously used for cars,and is adjacent to my plot which I now have my shed on. This freed up more space for planting, so I'm not sure how big it is now.

I don't mind you asking. Our allotment tradition must seem pretty strange to you. I hope this makes it clearer for you.

Prospero said...

Thanks Maureen. I get it now! And you are right, the concept seems a little strange. Land is so scarce here that such a thing would not be possible (plus the fact that most of the best land has already been turned into golf courses).

I was going to post a picture of my corn, but we've had so much rain and clouds that I though I wouldn't make it out of the garden (not for the clouds, but for the mud).

Will try to send one up on Friday.

Clare B said...

Great link Maureen, thank you. Clare