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At The Allotments 3/5

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.

There looked to be some fine produce growing in this little greenhouse. I guess the large gas container was for his greenhouse heating system. I noted there was still some more St.George's flags still fluttering sadly in the breeze.

 

Yesterday two friends and I put up a small display in our local library of some of my Camera Clubs prints from the 2009/2010 season. If you paste this http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/316132.htm into the address bar you can have a quick look at our display.

At The Allotments 3/5

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.

There looked to be some fine produce growing in this little greenhouse. I guess the large gas container was for his greenhouse heating system. I noted there was still some more St.George's flags still fluttering sadly in the breeze.

 

Yesterday two friends and I put up a small display in our local library of some of my Camera Clubs prints from the 2009/2010 season. If you paste this http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/photoblog/316132.htm into the address bar you can have a quick look at our display.

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Sep 2010, 00:35
Colourful and busy-looking...but, where are the folks?
Brian Walbey: It was late afternoon Ray and I believe there was a World Cup match on tele.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Sep 2010, 00:37
I like the display montage, too.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Sep 2010, 05:52
That's a fine exhibition you've mounted in the library Brian. Are you hoping to attract more camera club members?
Brian Walbey: Hopefully we will pick up a member or two for the new season which starts on Tuesday, that is one intention of the display.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Sep 2010, 07:24
Everything you need to let your garden grow, Brian! And thanks for the link to your display. How fun!
Brian Walbey: They do tend to have a lot of clutter about Ginnie, just like the farm I showed recently.
Looks a fine display in your library. I am enjoying this series Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill on both counts. The pictures in the display you can see are the ten competition winners the the last season, none mine unfortunately.
Allotments seem to be a hotbed for design and innovation Brian.
Brian Walbey: And having lots of "stuff" about Chad.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 1 Sep 2010, 08:51
The gas container looks very rusted.tidy spot
Brian Walbey: I thought that vintage, I presume that could be a hazard.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Sep 2010, 09:43
I like the unusual plants which appear to look like porcelain sinks! One shed appears to resemble a rather upmarket Portaloo. Looks to be a fine crop of something in the greenhouse.
Brian Walbey: I bet those sinks are worth a bob or two Alan, and yes it is a smart shed, not too old I should think.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Sep 2010, 09:44
Thanks for the link to the display in the library; have they had the foresight to include any of your work?
Brian Walbey: Thanks for looking Alan, the pictures you can see are the ten competition class winners from the last season, none mine this time, but I have some prints on the other side.
sometimes allotments look just like dumping grounds while others are maticulous, nice shot
Brian Walbey: Thanks Derek, this looks like organised untidiness smile
The display is looking good Brian. Those runner beans will have to get a move on
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. I bet those beans are really ready by now.
The plants are excellent in the greenhouse, I wouldn't mind those old sinks either lol smile
Brian Walbey: Yes those sort of old sinks can be worth a fortune these days I believe.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Sep 2010, 18:00
That looks very good that display, and the garden, so deserted....all to the soccer-game??
Brian Walbey: I reckon we were some of the few people not watching the football Astrid, not my scene I'm afraid, now if it had engines and wheels, preferably two, I would be glued to the screen.
An interesting project Brian, the allotment holders at work would be nice also smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. I seem to think there was a World Cup match on that afternoon.
It looks a busy and well looked after place Brian..Good one.
Brian Walbey: Yes and we didn't even know it is there Ron after living here for 21 years.
Fascinating image. I`d love to have the energy to convert part of our garden to a vegetable patch. I like the two belfast sinks waiting to be put to good use. (:o)
Brian Walbey: We haven't got room for vegetables but we often get a gift of freshly picked items from some people we know who do grow stuff.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 1 Sep 2010, 21:12
There's always, always, at least one wheelbarrow on top of a compost heap!

Impressive display in the library too smile
Brian Walbey: Tool of the trade I presume Ellie, I'm not a gardener. Thanks for looking at the link.
This gardener is serious in his hobby. And proud to be English.
Brian Walbey: There were several English flags about Sheila as the World Cup was on and we were still in it at that time, I bet they came down quickly afterwards.
It always amazes me just what effort is put into working allotments, I saw on TV that Chas of Chas 'n Dave fame is an allotment guru. It seems they are very popular. Some nice detail in there as well Brian. well caught.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les, my Dad, like yours, had an allotment. One day he asked me to fetch something from a compost heap and I lifted toe cover and there was a whole nest of lizards underneath. As an 8 year old lad I was terrified, and to be be honest he didn't know they were there. I've never forgotten that, a fond memory of my Dad of course by now.

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