I took this photo two days before Christmas last year and knew straight away it would be my 'R' shot when I decided to take part in ABC Wednesday. As you can see it depicts two of the rules applicable to allotment sites in Chippenham. There are a whole lot more detailed in the plot contract I had to sign when I was assigned my plot just over four years ago. These include no subletting my plot to others, not making a profit from my plot, not keeping animals, keeping it cultivated and tidy at all times etc. These rules vary slightly from town to town, for example I know of sites where animals such as chickens and bees are allowed.
All the plots on my site are let and there is a waiting list in Chippenham now, so this year the allotment committee is being much more fastidious about adherence to the allotment rules and contract terms. Regular plot inspections are being held and plot holders informed if theirs doesn't meet the more detailed guidelines issued in the last allotment and garden society newsletter. I have to confess I failed this year's first inspection at the beginning of May in the matter of tidiness owing to my pile of 'useful things for later' left out on my plot. I have until the beginning of June to make amends. I'm not complaining - I should have done something about it sooner. I'm now working very hard and hope the inspectors view my plot much more favourably next month.
Do go to Mrs Nesbitt's Place for a whole host of ABC photos on the theme of R.