(james benedict brown) on the road

Progress

Posted in Posts by James Benedict Brown on 6 February, 2009

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For the first time in my life, I have achieved something in a garden. Above, our half-plot as we received it. And 2 weeks later…

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A couple of cm of snow, and now two or three nights of hard frosts are hopefully killing off the exposed roots of any of the weeds I wasn’t able to dig out myself. The soil seems in good quality, although we have (with very generous help from neighbouring plot holders) located a plentiful source of free horse manure and now plan to bring a truck load in.

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Meanwhile, a day with a panel van produced five euro palettes in striking colours (from the pavements of Govanhill and Tradeston), seven doors (Freecycle) and concrete blocks for foundations (from Travis Perkins, the only items that required purchase). More materials are hopefully in the pipeline, or whatever conduit it is that brings materials to the allotment…

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  1. AM said, on 8 February, 2009 at 20:48

    I’m impressed. And pray tell, what shack/green house is in the works? Surely something you’ll design yourself! :)


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