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, September 29, 2010


John Badger (at the bottom) has been wanting to have a bit of a get together - possibly a barbecue - with the plotholders for some while, & I had an email through on Monday saying, 'It looks like tomorrow evening 5.30 till around 7.30 and all you need is bring yourself.'

In the event, I took along a bottle of apple wine as well as myself (which might seem a bit miserly, but then it is 15%, so was served in very small glasses), & found things in full swing.

Brilliant catering abounded of a prawn-&-everything stir fry, courtesy of JB; yigandes plaki (a greek starter consisting of big butter beans slow cooked in tomato with garlic, oregano, tomato & basil), courtesy of returning allotmenteer Christine & Mike; greek yoghurt & honey - ditto - & beer, courtesy of Rhubarb Brian.

Obligatory mug shot of the assembled here - and comment of the night goes to JB who, on sampling the apple wine said, "ohh - this is lovely, really tasty - cracking that! D'you know, it smells just like - now don't take this the wrong way - just like paint thinner!"
Not sure if that says more about my wine, or about JB's taste in tipple...


  1. What a lovely end-of-season party, a bit like your own Harvest festival :}

  2. Lovely idea - an impromptu 'do'.
    So what's wrong with paint thinner? Dash of orange and Bob's your Uncle!

  3. ...and partying in style - a table cloth and everything! Gotta love a neighbourly gathering plot side :o)

  4. Sounds great, good old camaraderie between fellow plotters can't be beaten! :) I look forward to having a BBQ next year myself.

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  6. I was lovely - but maybe could be held a little earlier in the year next time - wax jacket & hat for me!

    Table cloth & napkins bought especially by Christine with a lovely olives-on-olive-branches motif.


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