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, March 11, 2009

Well, damn me!

I had bright idea when I was out & about earlier – I’d call in at the Hill & collect some kale for tea. I made sure that I had the key to the gate on me – after all it was during the day & surely it was quite likely that I’d have to unlock it to let myself in.

How wrong can you be – honestly, it was like Piccadilly Circus down there! Lots of activity – it was lovely to see indomitable Fran & Alan cracking on, & John Badger from the bottom buzzing about – he’s been under the weather, so it was really good to see him too.

And then, Julie (2nd best plot) came down from her plot to say hello, & she had a box of cakes with her!! It’s her birthday, so had baked cakes to celebrate – yum – & I would have dearly loved to have stayed all afternoon to enjoy the fresh air & the sunshine!

Sadly, it was not to be - however when I got home, I found that the postman had delivered a parcel from David ('Evington Hilltop Adventures' on the blog list on the right) which contained a huge packet of climbing peas which I’ll be popping into Lionel's (by the gate at the back) – maybe I can sneak down to the Hill again tomorrow...?


  1. I can't desist from remarking on people who nip down to the plot for a pea!

  2. Tried to grow kale for the winter but the cabbage whites got to them before I did with the derris dust ... Try 2 this weekend ...

    Sounds like a great community you have over there at the allotments :O)


  3. Lavatorial humour from Flummery, surely not?

  4. If you've not tried it before, Dinzie, I'd suggest growing curly kale, rather than a flat leaf - they seem to be less tasty to the caterpillars. And pigeons apparently, though I'd net them anyway!

    Reg-next-plot is always saying that we should do more to foster our community spirit. Hmmm - maybe that would make a good blog entry...

    ...and yes, Bilbo, some people do know how to lower the tone, eh? Tee hee!


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