Posted by: estherreeves | November 18, 2009

The year moved rapidly to an end

Well the year is pretty much over and it’s time to be looking toward next year.  We have had a mixed year but i think we are moving in the right direction.

Next year we need to keep on top of the plot more.. far less docks and keep things generally tidier but there should be a significnat amount less un-used space if we manage to do what we plan over winter.

Winter plans

1) Clear out, clean and sort greenhouse. Finish the re-jig of the staging so there is a shelf underneath.

2) Move the fruit bushes and canes to where the potatoes were this year after preping the ground some more and build a fruit cage.

3) get in manure and more compost.

4) finish pallet fence

5) dig over the bottom area where the fruit bushes are coming out of right across to the lane , add manure and so forth ready for potatoes in the spring.

6) Rebuild the original raised bed.

7) Plant opions and garlic – this is an as soon as it isn’t wet and blowy job.

8) Move one possibly two apple trees from the top part of the plot to below the shed so we have an orchard area rather than them dotted around. Prep the ground properly first being careful not to have them in a hole in otherwise compacted clay soil.

9) cut down the hedge between us and the next plot to a sensible height.

10) build a play house.



  1. Hi Esther followed you to here from one of your postings on Warks and Cov chat. Just wanted to say I have enjoyed having a nose around. Thankyou. You are certainly busy. thanx again


    • Hi,
      Just getting back into writing up allotment stuff but thanks for your comments and I have hopes for this year being good if the weather ever breaks!.

  2. I am now sharing and allotment with a friend in Rugby. I did try to go today but it is soooooooooo cold…..or am I just a wimp? I can’t cope with the cold this year.


    • I understand completely and this year is particularly cold. An article I read a couple of days ago said Spring is up to four weeks late currently due to the weather. I do find army fleeces and a good hat and gloves help a huge amount though ! In a few weeks you will be running around like mad thinking how can you manage to keep up with everything growing !

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