Allotment diaries


I went to choose my half plot yesterday, I was supposed to have a choice out of five, then four and when I arrived it was three. I don’t mind as I was prepared to wait way longer and take what I was given. I was so excited when I got the phone call I couldn’t sleep!

I am using pictures I took on a recent trip to Wisley but I promise to document everything from the start.


My choices were:

1. pretty well managed plot, no fruit trees or buildings, smallish looking, situated right at the back under massive trees – NO

2. mid section, pretty well maintained plot, a small fruit tree, no buildings, looked smallish – NO

3. completely overgrown with the most evil weeds I have ever seen, central location, no buildings, water supply right there, next door belongs to my neighbour and I have another neightbour right across, looks rather big, three cherry trees – HELL YEAH!


The allotments are a mere 10 minutes walk from my front door and nearby Freddie’s future nursery which will make my life very easy as there is so much to do. I first need to clear a path and make a raspberry fence as I have got a very messy hoarder type neighbour who claimed two half plots and is not using them. My plan is to take over one of his parts in the future, he is trouble.

I’ve been planning what to grow in my garden and what at the allotment and I guess all herbs, lettuce, ornamental crops and tomatoes should stay. Then the allotment will have permanent beds with strawberries and asparagus, potatoes and vegetables, raspberries, blueberries, rhubarb and a cutting flower patch. I would also like to go for a Japanese wineberry, cranberries, Mirabelles and raspberry All Gold.


I will record my steps over here from the first gritty pictures to, hopefully, a fully working and productive plot.


4 Responses to “Allotment diaries”

  1. Anna B 2 October, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    So happy you’ve got a plot! Looking forward to your updates :)

  2. The Sneaky Magpie 11 October, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    Thank you Anna! I can’t wait to dig in but the weather is so miserable!

  3. Beth 14 October, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    I all sounds very exciting. I look forward to reading your posts and seeing some photos as it develops. Good luck with tackling the weeds, it’ll be worth it, I have no doubt. Bethx

  4. The Sneaky Magpie 30 October, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Beth, my fingertips are burning but it is so satisfying! x

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