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Double the fun at the plot!

Had some great news today. Had to share it.

First there was the bad news. My friend Alison who has a plot next to ours needs to downscale her commitment to the allotment.


But the good news is the committee has said we can have her allotment to. This means that she can continue gardening part of it and we can start using part of it as well.

I’m so pleased that we all benefit from this change and I’m so pleased that we can expand our garden. It’s really great because after a really good year on the plot I would dearly like a little bit more space. I don’t think it’s going to involve too much more work because I already grow enough seedlings, usually too many, and our commitment to the garden has increased because we’re doing so much better now.

Two years ago we had terrible problems with weeds and I was quite ill so it meant that the garden was becoming a chore. Now everything’s changed. We have had a lot more success. The garden itself has developed nicely. And of course the bees are very happy there too.

Because I have a habit of being ambitious about the number of things I’d like to grow and usually quite frustrated that I can’t grow them in big quantities. Now that’s not going to be an issue any more.

This year for example I only had four courgette plants and one of them wasn’t very successful the other three were okay. But ideally if I had had six plants then I think we would’ve had an optimum number.

The garden does also get very crowded with my ambitions.



12 comments on “Double the fun at the plot!

  1. Ellen Hawley
    October 22, 2014

    When our village first found a field for allotments, Wild Thing and I optimistically signed up. Then we realized how much work an allotment is and our allotment neighbors took ours over. They were all happy and we were relieved.

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  2. Grower
    October 22, 2014

    Congratulations on your increased acreage! I’m envious. You’ve got me wondering if I should apply for one of the weedy, neglected plots that abut ours. It would mean a lot of cleanup work and double the fee, but would allow me to grow space hogs like squash and melons.

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    • lizard100
      October 22, 2014

      Exactly. Where i cram in forty different things now i could have six courgette plants for example. I want a proper patch for artichokes. And….. And….. Oh …. And….

      Liked by 1 person

  3. ERay
    October 22, 2014

    Reblogged this on Growing the World We Live in and commented:
    Seasons Change! Congrats Green Lizard!


  4. Helen
    October 22, 2014

    Great news for both you and your friend. Hopefully lots of exciting things happening next year for you šŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Fran
    October 23, 2014

    Oooh, very jealous!!! Congratulations and I really look forward to reading more about your expanded harvests šŸ™‚ x

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Rambling Woods
    October 24, 2014

    That is good news and I am glad you are well and fit now…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. lindaswildlifegarden
    March 20, 2015

    Awesome news thanks for sharing Liz

    Liked by 1 person

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