Seen at the Festival of the Tree

...if you would be happy all your life, plant a garden ~ Chinese proverb

Friday, 2 November 2007

Here's how it all began...

This is my "inheritance" - Plot 14, back in November 2003. Ignore the 2 sheddy bits halfway down, they're next doors'. Mine's the one down the bottom. If you're very good, I'll let you peek inside in a later post.
I've got the 2 thin beds (actually it's 4, but you can't see the split half way down the plot in this pic) - the one immediately in front of my shed and the one you can see to your left. When I first went up to see Plot 14, I thought I just had the one in front of the shed. But noooo, the plot marker was on the other bed.
The upside - the shed; recently in cultivation, so not too weedy and (relatively) easy to dig.
The downside - there's bindwind lurking in there and it's a heavy clay...


  1. We used to have plots like this in Susanville, CA, but the plots were on unused buildable lots. Now all the plots now have houses on the top of them. Most gardens around here are of the backyard variety.

  2. It's the same in the UK - lots of hungry developers wanting to get their grubby little paws on any sites that local councils want to sell for piles of cash. Sites that have a lot of vacant plots are particularly vulnerable. When I got my plot, there were vacancies at the site, but I'm now happy to report that it's full and with a waiting list.

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