See that nice little red shed? Not mine. Hopefully I'll get one soon, though they cost a lot for what they are. The trees/bushes in the back part of this photo are being worked on by some people and it's not part of my plot.
These need to be cut back which is something my flatmate has made a big start on. Hopefully we'll get to enjoy some of the berries before the birds get to them.
This is HARD WORK. There hasn't been any rain for a long time so the ground is really very hard in places. A shout out for the people in B&Q who replaced my fork when I managed to bend back one of the tines to a hideous angle.
Still waiting for my official letter to say the plot is mine but this is a formality and so I've made a start. My flatmate did the hacking of the spikey and the long and I made a start on digging out the weeds and such.
I would have done a lot more I think but everyone that walks by and sees you at work stops to say hello. So far I've found that people working on allotments like to talk, like to offer advice and ask questions and are very friendly.
We measured the pH of the soil yesterday and it seems to be neutral which I think is good but what do I know?!? I mentioned this to the older gentleman in the plot next door and I got the impression that he was politely unimpressed.