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Welcome to my blog

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my first ever blog post! I’ve never used WordPress before so I’ve spent the afternoon bugging my better half for tips πŸ™‚

In November 2013 I received a letter from Halton Borough Council offering me a plot on Deansway Allotments in Widnes, Cheshire. As you can see from the photo above the plot was very overgrown and we later found out it had not been seriously worked for at least 3 years (during that time the plot had been taken on, work was started but quickly given up on and the weeds reclaimed any cleared land). When we took over we managed to save around a dozen strawberry plants but everything else had to be cleared away.

For the past three years we have concentrated on getting the plot to the stage where we will be able to grow all the bits and pieces we would like to, up until now we have had spuds and tomatoes in each year and a few strawberries whilst concentrating on clearing all the different areas and raising the beds.

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At this point we have:

  • Four strawberry beds, although many of the plants are in their last year and will need to be replaced
  • Two rhubarb beds with a third under construction
  • Two beds of onions (almost ready to be lifted)
  • One bed of garlic
  • Many sacks of potatoes, instead of growing them in a bed this year we are trying Monty Dons method
  • A polytunnel containing tomatoes, cucumbers and chillies
  • A damson tree, purchased as a gift for my Mum

We also have several flower beds containing roses, lavender, aquilegia, sea holly and many other things I currently can’t remember πŸ™‚

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Thank you for stopping by!

Paul

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8 thoughts on “Welcome to my blog”

  1. Hi we have been given plot 17 do you have any idea where that is? I came across your blog whilst looking online for a map or something hope you don’t mind me asking xx

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