Saturday, 17 May 2008

Plot 144 - Have I lost the plot???????




As you previously saw from the photo posted a little while ago, plot 144 is a major challenge and not something that is going to happen overnight. Here is a little reminder......






Well I am pleased to report that some mysterious entity chain sawed the trees down! I went to the lotty one day to find stumps! This encouraged me to do more, so I hired some very nice Polish lads to dig out the stumps yesterday morning, as that would have been a job and a half for me. Well I am pleased to say that it is done! No more stumps just great big dollops of root balls!



Derek our on site lotty hero / bramble fairy, has kindly said that he would move the white water butt that you can see in the top photo to nearer the fence - it's full of water snails which apparently keep the water clean, as I am not going to be right on top of the water tap as I am on plot 142 it would be useful to have there.



Carl - another lotty hero / branch trimmer has said that once the wood is dry they will burn it, so that's one way to get rid of it!



I will start to clear a small area - probably this week as I am off work for a week and going to potter around - where the water butt currently is. This way I can get some runner beans in (George told me it's not too late) and also put my tomatoes in there as I now, for some reason have had success with raising the 2nd lot of seedlings (the 1st lot got greenhouse white fly and died) I have them in my coldframe in the garden at the mo.



Wow a whole week off, well actually it's 10 days cause of the Bank Holiday weekend - what a result - a whole week when I can go to the lotty when I please!



This is better than a holiday in the bestest luxury hotel in the world - OK maybe not, but it's my little bit of bliss for 10 days



Photo's of stump free Plot 144 will be taken today (weather permitting)..............

And here they are!



The largest stump & the tree that was (with some rubbish thrown in for good measure)

The old henhouse and another stump.

4 comments:

commoner said...

I'm impressed that you have all those cheerful helpers! On our allotments it's mostly grumpy old men (apart from my immediate neighbours thankfully, plus the nucleus of volunteers who get lumbered with everything). Generally all my fellow tenants do is find things to complain about and reasons to fall out with each other. Ho hum...

Pity you are so far away - I have an excess of tomato plants (and, for some reason, brussels sprouts). On the other hand I'm worried that I haven't planted enough kale and purple sprouting broccoli. And, same as last year, my cauliflower seedlings are miserable.

Ali said...

Hi there - yes we are extremely lucky at Stanley Road lotty that we do have helpers. There is Derek the Bramble Fairy, Carl the branch eraser and Nigel "Mr Chainsaw massacre" so we have a good covering of skills!
I have planted some new Toms and they are doing alot better than the 1st lot. I will have to get some grow bags though as I have pretty much run out of space!! Ho Hum (as you say) Hey Ho !! Ha Ha

RAY said...

HI ALI I THINK YOU HAVE LOST THE PLOT TAKEING THAT ON. ITS A GOOD JOB YOU HAVE PLENTY OFF HELP YOU ARE GOING TO NEED IT WITH THAT PLOT .DO YOU NO HOW LONG IT HAS BE LIKE THAT ?I WILL WANT TO SEE IT ALL CLEANED UP BY THE END OFF THIS WEEK AND MARKED OUT WHERE ALL YOUR BEDS ARE GOING TO BE HOW BIG IS THE PLOT DO YOU NO YET ?ARE WELL GOOD LUCK ALI YOU ARE GOING TO NEED IT ITS A PITY HOMER IS SO FAR AWAY HE COULD ALSO GIVE YOU A HELPING HAND KEEP INTOUCH I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT ALL PLANTED UP FOR NEXT WINTER RAY

Eddie 2-Sox said...

"I paid some nice Polish boys"....that made me laugh, cheers!