So folks well today I am very happy although knackered, I went out on a conservation task with EFCV on Leyton Flats removing some Silver Birch and encouraging some rare Willow which is growing there. The weather was lovely and we cleared a lot of trees and some pesky Hawthorn. ouch.
Afterwards I went to meet Wyn at Willingale Road Allotments (a lovely Welsh guy) to see about my potential allotment, and it seems we are a go. Considering I only starting investigating this about a month ago, I had been told I was going to have about a 6 month wait but I’m in luck!
There’s a lady who can’t manage her whole plot any more so she’d like someone to take half of it, that suits me fine as a complete novice to allotments it’s all a bit daunting but I think will be a good challenge for me.
I just have to make sure I really manage my time so that I can do it properly with all my other commitments. It’s still a pretty big space I think and will be lovely to serve home grown veggies at the supper club well that’s the dream but we’ll have to see how we do. Especially as I’m away for most of July will have to get the boyfriend and parents to keep an eye on it . I’m waiting for the lady to clear the area of her things and some plants and then I’ll start doing some soil tests to see what I’ve got.
I’m hoping to get some tips from other people at the allotments and all my blogging and twitter friends, I’ve already had a book recommendation so I need to check that out.
To be continued…