Northern View Allotments


A to Z ChallengeA-Z Challenge letter: N – Northern

 

 

allot1We took an allotment on one of local sites called “Northern View”.  We’ve been on the waiting list for about 8 months. We got 179 sq metres and the rent is about £32 a year!

 

 

 

This is a picture of it the day we signed the lease:

Our Allotment - from fence to fence (the greenhouses aren't ours)

Our Allotment – from fence to fence (the greenhouses aren’t ours)

After six hours of working on it, here’s what we managed to far:

First bed - about a third of it dug and weeded

First bed – about a third of it dug and weeded

 

Fabric greenhouse erected and in situ

Fabric greenhouse erected and in situ

old greenhouse bought from neighbouring plot and moved, pane by pane to our site

old greenhouse bought from neighbouring plot and moved, pane by pane to our site

May not look like much, but Bean and Plum dug and weeded this themselves and planted poppies and sunflowers

May not look like much, but Bean and Plum dug and weeded this themselves and planted poppies and sunflowers

 

And here are some pictures of things that caught my eye on our neighbours’ plots:

 

Greenhouse made from double glazing samples

Greenhouse made from double glazing samples

An old toilet put to good use - there are lots of toilets and baths around the place - there's a bath on our plot too.

An old toilet put to good use – there are lots of toilets and baths around the place – there’s a bath on our plot too.

An "interesting" sign on a gate to one plot

An “interesting” sign on a gate to one plot

 



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19 comments on “Northern View Allotments

  1. Following from Blogging AtoZ.
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  2. Oh wow how exciting, we do a lot of grow our own in our garden but really want an allotment – you have already done so much with moving that greenhouse – and how amazing if your neighbours one out of sample windows – awesome 🙂

    Laura x
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  3. So cool to have your own planting plot.. can’t wait to see what your harvest would be like this year.
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  4. That’s lots of work. Good job!
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  5. What a fabulous deal at only £32 a year! I love growing my own things, so rewarding!
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  6. Lots of work to do, good luck. A really interesting post. Thank you so much, nice to follow and connect through atozchallenge.
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  7. Wow! you done brilliantly in the time, enjoy your allotment 🙂

    Thanks for sauntering by 😉
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  8. Lots more hard work ahead of you Mahala but the results are so satisfying aren’t they?!

    • can’t wait for harvest time, but am strangely enjoying the digging and weeding too – even when I’ wearing a 16 month old on my back at the same time!

  9. I love your project! I eso love the plant on the toilet bowl! So cute =) #WW

    • haha, we walk past that toilet on the way to our plot. We have an old bath on our plot – trying to decide what to do with it. Something creative and amazing, but not sure what lol

  10. Oh, this is really cool! Love your greenhouse!
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  11. I’m getting my allotment soon! Can’t wait.
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    • I’m loving it, even though all we’ve done is dig and do loads of graft so far. But the weather has been fab this week, so I’ve found an hour or two a day really makes a difference.

      Everyone is really friendly too.

  12. it’s like a community garden? how wonderful!
    I so love having my garden – I can’t wait for this weather to actually turn to Spring and get my beds ready.
    Look forward to seeing how yours progresses.

    My neighbours have an old toilet in their backyard that I can see from our window — wonder if they will let me take it? 🙂
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    • allotments are owned by the local council and each individual plot is rented out to a local resident for growing food. There are usually very long waiting lists – we were lucky to wait only 8 months for ours!

  13. Love that toilet! 🙂
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  14. I have never heard of an allotment before. That is very interesting. I love the idea of having a greenhouse
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