No I haven’t done time and been smashing rocks, but I have had a smashing time.
Maybe this post should be titled, ‘What I love about allotments.’ After dropping the children off, I headed straight to our plot. On arriving I was greeted by several other allotment gardeners, who were out pottering, as a friend and colleague. But what made it for me today was listening to the bird song and I couldn’t but help stop and listen to their excitement which made me put my concerns down – if only for a short time.
Now back to the hard labour. For those who read our post yesterday about our greenhouse saga you won’t recognise the picture below:
This was all accomplished with several visits to our local recycling centre with their very helpful staff and lots of lifting, sweeping and shovelling. Maybe I shouldn’t confess this but I will, my shovelling a of soil and shards of rotten wood went under a nearby hedge.
But now… What to do… Thoughts please. Should we:
1. Lift all the slabs and relay them for the greenhouse base;
2. Build the greenhouse on the existing slabs, it will fit;
3. Lift all the slabs and build the green house on the soil.
If we did number 2 or 3 we then have further to consider:
a. Should we lay pebbles/shingle inside the greenhouse;
b. Lay paving slabs;
c. Just leave bare soil (we won’t be growing in this soil)
What to do? But whatever we do it will mean more hard labour and I look forward to it.