It is a gargantuan struggle – the earth is heavy and dry and the grass is compacted and weedy on top. Cutting the turf off and digging the allotments is exhausting work. But satisfying…….

We get the chitted potatoes and broad beans into the furrows the kids have dug out in March and we are pleased that something is growing at last.
We turn our attention to designing the beds, drawing up planting plans and marking out the paths. The beds are going to be planted in drifts of colour, so we get going with a bed each.
Hard back breaking work in the hot sun. Still at least it’s not raining!
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