Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Stone thrower proof wire window guard? I doubt it!
Just need some plants in the window box to grow on the wire. Note the nice net curtain!
Tomorrow I really must do some work on the new bit of plot!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

A shed at last!

A free 5 x 5 shed! £10 deivery, £14 roofing felt, £15 bolts and screws, £6 wilko preservative, and tomorrow a clasp and lats for the roof!

Anchored to the floor as the prevailing wind tends to take sheds away
It used to be a dog run, so lots of spare panels. One of them made a new base and plenty more for shelves ans fittings.
Priority job is a wire net window cage to stop stone throwing contests from the nearby walkway!
Think I'll make it a window box while I'm at it!

Friday, 25 September 2009

More plot!

Looks like I may have doubled my plot size!

I'm hoping to take over the bit right next to mine!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Old George from our allotments, who is no spring chicken, decided to abseil down the local church, some 240 feet! All for charity of course.

The local TA help him over the worst bit!

Strict instructions not to touch the statues!
Both feet on the ground and looking very smug. Suppose I shall have to put hand into my pocket now!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

This and that!

The cardoon is no more! (I hope) I've prepared another hole for an apple tree, preferably a bramley.

I was asked if I'd like to cook a little pumpkin soup for some of the lads. Then they showed me the pumpkin! It has a 30 inch diameter!

I've been at it again with the pallets, this time its a storage box. I now have a rechargeable jigsaw which is very useful. The chair obscures my primitive carpentry!

Friday, 4 September 2009

For the chop!

Well, this is the remains of the cardoon plant that I thought was a globe artichoke.
It'll grow again next year if I leave it, but I'm in two minds wether to leave it or dig it out completely!
Its saving grace is its attraction for bees, but that's only for a short time. It really takes up space just were I'd like a fruit tree, and it will also attract bees and be productive!

Reading this I've convinced myself to try and dig it out, but I've no idea how deep it goes!