Welcome to our plot!

I'm Hazel, and in Nov 2006 my friend Jane and I took on a half plot at Hill Allotments, Sutton Coldfield - we want the satisfaction of growing and eating our own fruit and veg, and to improve our diet (and fitness!).

This is the story of what happened next...........

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

What a wonderful world!

Another ‘VisionOn’ gallery tonight – just to show how fabulous some people can be!

Having ‘met’ Shelley & Paul (Wellie & Trousers) through the GYO grapevine, they have been an absolute source of aspiration & inspiration with their beautiful potager garden at Bream in the Forest of Dean.

More than that, Shelley has provided hints, tips, advice, support & is clearly daft as a brush to boot! Knowing that we were having trouble with our tomatoes, she sent through a parcel yesterday, which covered absolutely all eventualities…

So we had individually wrapped parcels of 5 types of tomatoes – all perfect – a ripe peach (ditto), a couple of daft puzzles for me & my mother, a fantastic remote control mouse – sent in order to drive my cats potty, I’m sure – & some carrot seed. As, I was only expecting the carrot seed, so a shoe box size parcel was a bit beyond expectations!

And on a day that blight seems to have spread to our tomatoes, they were all the more appreciated and really showed me how things CAN be – so thank you, Wellie, you are a complete angel!

And guess what – next year I will mostly be growing tomatoes, with my fingers well and truly crossed!


  1. How fabulous is that!? Really heartwarming :)

  2. I tell you, Claire, it was like being 8 again and opening your stocking on Christmas morning!


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