Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Keys to the Secret Garden

Finally got the key to the allotment today so have been to see where I will be spending my time for the foreseeable future. Its right at the top by the water, so yippee no major treks there then! Five rods by five and slightly sloped, I have a small shed and a lean to shack and a load of potato plants left by the previous tenant. There is also an established Rosemary which is great as that was one of the plants I wanted to grow as I use it a lot in my cooking and infusions.


We met our neighbours-but-one who have two lovely little dogs for littleun to get used too. Seemed like nice folk who were brimming with advice, so much of it that to be fair the only bit that sunk in is "Don't grow Carrots!!!!" apparently the local badgers sit and wait until the beautiful tops show readiness and then trundle along to have a midnight feast nabbing the lot. Look forward to meeting the others who I hope will happily advise this green newbie.


Littleun danced happily about loving the thought that this was where he can play and grow things. We haven't had our own space before, have always had to borrow the garden at my parents or at friends in order to grow things, so for him its novel to be able to call something truly ours.


Can't wait to get there tomorrow to start clearing the space back...

6 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Very fine garden shacks!

Jenandollie said...

Aren't they ::swooning and getting the duster out:: lol

The shed bit is fine but the lean to, well...

AlphaBetsy said...

Such a fantastic space... it's a great feeling to have a bit of land to yourself.

Crystalrainbow said...

Congats hun :) cant wait to see progress......... i pulled my first radish today so am well pleased with myself lol being all new to this gardening lark its sssssoooo exciting. now if you lived closer i could pop you round some spare plants :)

Ponderosa Pagan said...

I know the feeling of not having your own garden and being overwhelmed and excited to have one finally. This season was my first one with my own garden!!!

Nellie said...

How fab! Good luck with it, it's hard work but so worth it!
Grow your carrots in big pots - badgers shouldn't be able to reach and the carrot fly won't be able to fly high enough to chomp on them either. Carrots work well in pots too because there's no stones to hinder their growth so it's a win-win :)
Have fun!!
Nellie x