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At The Allotments 1/5

After the nonsense of last week back to something more serious this week.


We paid a quick visit to the local allotments during an Open Gardens weekend recently, I found it quite a good place for a variety of pictures.

I guess this gardener has the need to make quite a lot of compost over the course of the growing season going by the size of this heap.

At The Allotments 1/5

After the nonsense of last week back to something more serious this week.


We paid a quick visit to the local allotments during an Open Gardens weekend recently, I found it quite a good place for a variety of pictures.

I guess this gardener has the need to make quite a lot of compost over the course of the growing season going by the size of this heap.

comments (22)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Aug 2010, 00:40
Another funny one, Brian.


Ooooops!!! Your "funny ones" series is ended...

[grin]
Brian Walbey: Smack your wrist young sir, thanks.
Hi Brian,it looks like the gardener is going to be very busy foe some time,dont you think.
Brian Walbey: With a greta big pile like that yes indeed Cheryl.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Aug 2010, 06:35
This gardener clearly knows the importance of composting, Brian. I wonder if he's willing to shar? smile I have always loved seeing these allotments...in Germany, Holland...even in the States.
Brian Walbey: This is just too much of a compost heap for my liking Ginnie, who knows what might be lurking in there.
If I could afford a gardener I would like an allotment. I could sit in the shed drinking tea and watch him work.
Brian Walbey: The shed and tea bit is the best thing about gardening bill, something I admit to not doing much of.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Aug 2010, 07:19
Compost is a sort-of something for nothing process Brian: I like this charming view
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, thanks Chris.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 30 Aug 2010, 07:41
All that compost must be working the allotments look to be very productive
Brian Walbey: There is a great big area at this spot and there were lots of lovely things growing everywhere.
this is very rural to me
Brian Walbey: That comment makes me think that perhaps you don't live in a country area Chantal, but this process does put a lot of natural goodness back into the soil.
Great image, Brian. Allotments seem to be fast becoming the `must have` of the decade. The waiting lists are getting longer. (:o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rosalyn. Apparently there is a very long waiting list to have an allotment at this particular place.
That heap looks like Tiff's shed.
Brian Walbey: I take your word for that Chad.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 30 Aug 2010, 09:18
Large amount of compost needed by the look of this pile
Brian Walbey: All of the individual plots are quite big so yes, a big compost heap is needed.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 30 Aug 2010, 09:22
The home grown veg tastes far better than what you get from the shops Brian smile
Brian Walbey: It certainly does Tracy. We knew someone there and they gave us some potatoes and runners fresh from the plot, they were delicious.
Nice bit of processing, Brian. I think a crop to get rid of the greenhouses would give more focus to that lovely heap!
Brian Walbey: I see what you mean Tom but I wanted to set the heap in context with its surroundings for people not familiar with this type of thing.
I can nearly smell it!! We have compost as well, and I love tossing it to get the air in. If they would bottle country smells into perfume I would buy it!!

The PP is a bit too HDR for me in this case, too much noise and grain.
Brian Walbey: Well I might not wear after shave with this particular smell Marion but I know what you mean.
Community gardens are wonderful in cities. compost is great too!
Brian Walbey: I guess if you live in a country area then there will bequite a lot of compost about Mary.
Tiff would feel at home, as would the bench.
Brian Walbey: Well according to Chad Tiffs shed looks just like this.
I have a wheelbarrow that looks just like that one, you have made a compost heap look really interesting smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Linda.
Great shot Brian, yes compost is in big demand
Brian Walbey: Thanks Derek.
Wonderful stuff
Brian Walbey: I presume you mean both the picture and the compost Janet smile)
Damn I had a short allotment theme booked in Brian... another time maybe
Brian Walbey: Sorry Richard, carry on with Southwold for a bit, but not when I post from there later this Autumn please.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 30 Aug 2010, 21:20
I do like wandering round our local allotments, but I'm sure they think I'm bonkers wanting to take pictures!
Brian Walbey: Yes I got a few funny looks Ellie.
My Granddad had an allotment in Liverpool, I spent many an hour there weeding and planting. Was it a happy time, I don't remember but he sure had some decent produce at the end of it. Nice one Brian.
Brian Walbey: Someone we new there gave us some potatoes and runner beans freshly picked, they were delicious.
Good subject matter Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. Something different to the norm and I hope this week shows there are pictures everywhere if you look hard enough.

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