I missed some people. I really missed them. I missed the real people, the ones who aren’t on there purely to promote their businesses and campaigns, just the ones who like to bake and chat and play with words late at night. They’re fun and they feel like friends. I’d better add that there are some lovely baking business folk out there who I know, but they know who they are!
And here I am having a pretend that I have an allotment of my own, doing a little watering for a Twitter friend and being allowed to pick veggies while she is away. Isn’t that kind of her?
These allotments sit in full sun with a view over the rooftops of Horfield Prison. They are full of the scent of sweet peas, towering sunflowers, bright red bean flowers, purple cardoons, beets popping out of the soil, courgettes greening up everywhere. There are little sheds, covers, seats, water troughs; bees and hoverflies hum and buzz. If an Englishwoman’s home is her castle, her allotment is where she goes to get it all in perspective.
If I didn’t have a garden to tend I would put my name down for one of these faster than you can say knife.
Thank you my friend Mitch!
To find out more about allotments, it’s so easy these days to google and find out where there are vacant plots near you. Bristol has a map and links to all the sites in the city here and information on how they are run and how to apply for one.
I’m editing this to add some links to related and useful sites: If you want me to add any more please use the contact form to tell me about them.
- Community Orchards
- Land Share Scheme
- City Farms and Community Gardens
- The Jam Guild is doing their bit with a Swap Crops for Jams forum
- And with their own WordPress Blog, this looks brilliant Simms Hill Shared Harvest