The new plots

The new allotments

Looks pretty rough now. But this grotty, excavated terrain is due to host another 30-odd allotments.

All very exciting. But they’d better mark out the plots and get them allocated quickly; those bramble roots will be regrouping as I write…

5 Responses to “The new plots”

  1. Kate Says:

    Hi Soilman,
    It was nice to meet you in Oxford at the bloggers get-together. I am back home in Australia now and looking forward to keeping in touch with the people I met. Good luck with the new allotment. Happy gardening.

  2. Ottawa Gardener Says:

    Great to hear that people are taking an interest.

  3. Gemma Says:

    Well dare I say it, the excavation for extra plots and a car park has taken place just before renewal time and your plot rental will probably double!

    My local allotment doubled plot rental last year for the same reason and introduced a membership fee too.

    Mind you, I don’t mind paying that as I pointed out in our AGM, that there are usually other benefits associated with a membership. So the young members on the committee have managed to secure massive discounts for us! 50% off of Thompson & Morgan seeds and very cheap potatoes and onions from a Scottish company! Just shows you what you can get by joining together and buying in bulk!

  4. Soilman Says:

    You’re so right, Gemma: that’s exactly what just happened. Rental went up, Ts&Cs got tougher, the works.

    I won’t mind, provided the site gets a bit more TLC from now on. For years we’ve been living with the gate hanging half off, no amenities or anything.

  5. Soilman Says:

    Kate, hi

    Ditto. Lovely to meet you. I’ll be planting your splendid mooli seed in the spring. Will photograph and report back!