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...........

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fruit On The Move!

A wonderful day at the Hill today - at last! Hurrah! A fabulous sunny weather & not too cold - although very wet underfoot.

As I arrived, it was good to see novice neighbour Jody working on his plot.

We chatted about the snow & Reg-next-plot & Teacher Barry & brussel sprouts, whilst he dug up some parsnips, & I set about with the spade digging up & lugging the other three currant bushes from the side of the plot into one of the fruit beds.

Warm work, but once it was finished I walked round & round it in self-congratulation, immensely pleased with how it looks.

I said cheerio to Jody & got the tools out the car in order to set out and fix the middle small fruit bed into place. Jason (behind retired Maureen) came by. "I'm moving some of my fruit bushes and getting rid of some of my summer raspberries - would you like some?"

"I'll say! Thank you very much!" And he came back half an hour later with five hugely tall bare rooted raspberry plants, which I lost no time in planting in the first of the fruit beds near the front of the plot. Brilliant!

I dug up a PARSNIP (hsl guernsey), a couple of LEEKS (mrs d) & a CABBAGE (kilaxy) then finished off by setting out the second-to-last of the fruit beds - but running out of screws stopped play. No matter, a good day!


  1. Five raspberries - that's a result! You're making me feel very lazy with all your hard work, those beds lok brilliant.

  2. You can't beat fruit bushes. Once they're in they don't need fancy treatment. Fruit really makes me think of summer!

  3. I'm hoping that once I have finished bed-building it will be Spring enough for seed sowing - I don't know what I'll do with myself next winter, Bilbo...

    Buds on the currant bushes, Flum - when he saw the amount of muck that went round them today, Jason said 'if you don't have currants the size of apples I will want to know why!'


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