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Today for the first time I’m joining in with Annie, (Mammasaurus) and her lovely linky ‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’ I haven’t joined in before because our garden is, quite frankly, a nightmare!
Here’s a brief history – When we moved down from Kent to Devon we kept hold of our house up there and rented down here as we didn’t know the area very well and we weren’t sure where we wanted to settle.
So we are currently in a rented house down here which means that we don’t want to spend any money on the house or garden as we will hopefully be moving into our own home very soon. *Fingers crossed I think we’ve finally found somewhere yay*
Anyway I digress back to the garden, so instead of spending money on a garden that isn’t ours we put our name down on the waiting list for an allotment and almost a year later we finally have it!!
We are sharing the allotment with my sister in law so it’s a real joint effort and as none of us really have any great knowledge of growing our own food it’s definitely going to be a case of learning as we go, with a few handy tips thrown in from fellow allotment owners.
When we first got the allotment it had been untouched for a long time! It was all over grown, you couldn’t even see the beds and the feeling of ‘Oh my god what have we done’ was overwhelming but with the help of a strimmer we soon had it cut back to a more manageable condition.
Here’s is what we have planted so far…
The kids have really enjoyed being down there and they have all been mucking in to help out…
Or just running around like nutters!!
and of course we had to have a ‘pasty in the shed’ break…
So that is how we are getting on so far, lets just hope that the bits that we’ve planted actually grow!!