These are mine….
In May 2017, after years on the waiting list, we were finally given a plot at the local allotment. At last the space to try to realise our growing ambitions. Did we know what we were doing, errrr, no. But, we had ambition and willingness to work hard and learn from anyone willing to impart any knowledge our way.
The plot was completely engulfed in weeds, it was truly unloved and uncared for, but it had potential… a lot of potential. We were very lucky to find there were raised borders in place, at least that helped in as much as we could tackle the plot one border at a time.
Before long we had uncovered a selection of fruit bushes, red and yellow raspberries, black currants, red currants and white currents, along with two beds of strawberry plants.
We worked hard, cleared and planted and before long it was starting to look like we had made a difference…
The first year definitely proved productive, with more than we could eat ourselves, this meant sharing with friends and family as well as learning how to preserve in chutneys and with freezing.