We had been nearly 6 years on our plot in the Hydro Farm Allotments, 3 with one plot and then we even took on a second one, but things change and sometimes we have to change with them.
The recession means my trusty Grandson Stephen who has been with me since day one has had to emigrate,Grand daughter Gemma is now studying at Drama College and D. Kathryn and the 2 girls Sinead & Aoife are moving to the other side of the county and so are unable to continue on the allotment and therefore after much mind acrobatics and heart searching I decided finally that neither could I.
I considered just taking on one plot but I finally decided that a clean break was the hardest but the only option in the long run.
Pic of our first open day when we were still reclaiming over grown beds!
I mentioned to one of my sons, Billy about giving up the plot and he said he would love to do it but Tower is too far away for him also and found there were allotments available much nearer to both of us.We met with the owner and made the decision to take on a plot at Rathcooney Fruit Farm about 5 minutes away from us. It is a bare site so I am taking my shed which regular readers might remember was a 60th birthday present to me from my family.Billy came out and we stripped it down and transported it to our new plot where it will be erected in due course (hopefully soon)!
The beginning of the end, the shed being stripped and dismantled.
I also slipped some of our rhubarb into large pots, raspberry slips and strawberry runners so some of our Hydro plants will make the transition with us.
I have seed potatoes chitting and cabbage and cauliflower plants waiting........