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...........

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Plotholders, New Pond

With the weather absolutely wonderful this evening, you would have been right to bet on me being engaged elsewhere for much of it.

However, I did sneak to the Hill for a few minutes to pick sweet peas & a few FRENCH BEANS (triomphe de farcy & emperor of Russia).

I saw the dad of my young interviewer from the other day trawling barrows of muck from the skip down to the bottom to bring the plot up to scratch – Pete & Jane have just taken plot 2B behind returning allotmenteer Christine, & young A is their enthusiastic helper every other weekend.

I went down to say hello to them & to see the pond that John Badger at the bottom is installing – it just needs planting up now – so with all those frogs & toads feeling at home, at least Pete & Jane will have a head start against the slugs…


  1. You "so" know how to press the envy button {giggle}. I really miss not having a pond in the garden (but we did find another toad in the brush pile on Saturday).

  2. I guess that a pond is on the pl*n for Bag End, then...?

  3. That would be Ponds - plural! I have definite agreement from Himself for two locations, have not ruled out a third but will bide my time . . .

  4. Nice one! You'll be attracting lots of 'good guys' (along with the mozzies, but we won't dwell on that!)


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...