Friday, 23 January 2015

NOOKS AND CRANNIES: JANUARY ON THE ALLOTMENT

ALLOTMENT CONSTRUCTIONS
On the allotments many of the owners have built phantasmagorical impounds for manure and rubbish.

The principal material for these enclosures appears to be wooden pallets well past their prime. They take on a grey ‘ish hue, their nails oxidizing nicely, red on grey.  Their sides provide a place for garden canes, old rakes and folks to slump against, off duty for winter.


January and the National Allotment Society recommends: 

January is probably the coldest period of the winter and coming on top of the floods and heavy rains of just before Christmas it is well worth taking the time to look over the allotment and prioritise the jobs for the month. Top of the list has to be clean up the plot and dispose of all of the damaged and rotten crops.