We started in the spring when it was a bare patch of earth, we've done a lot of digging of manure, lots of weeding, planted lots of seeds and watered lots of baby plants and this is the result - although it looks slightly soggy and sad now because most of the potatoes, courgettes, marrows and dwarf beans have finished. I'm more interested in growing food than growing flowers, and we don't have this much room at home so this has been a really good chance to learn more about it.
That's our allotment to the left, the other ones belong to members of the community. We've been selling our veggies to the public when the property's open (in plastic bags if you can believe it! I'm so cross about that and am trying to use all my powers of persuasion to convince the head gardener to order in some paper bags or something more eco friendly). Can you see the tufty plant that grows in our allotment, we don't know what he is but he has really big roots, and I liked the look of him, so he was allowed to stay, now he's made some beautiful flowers - thanks tufty plant!