Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The Soil Association Allotment Garden


Today I spent some time in the office allotment that we share with the architects in the office upstairs. Here are some photos.

At the moment it doesn't look like much, only the fruit bushes and rhubarb are thriving. That is of course because everything else has just been planted and hasn't had time to grow! We've planted parsnips, broad beans, lettuces, squashes, potatoes, asparagus and some herbs.

We take quite a relaxed view to weeds, so the edges of the garden are very weedy but that seems to be attracting a lot of bees, which can only be a good thing!

The wire fencing in the photo is to keep the sheep out and to help to deter the pheasants! Most of the time there aren't actually any sheep, but the landlord was planning on buying some and also some of the sheep from Gorgie City Farm come here for their holidays.

Tomorrow I'll be picking some rhubarb to make a crumble and I may do some weeding along the paths. But before any of that I'll be voting in the UK General Eleection! It promises to be the most interesting election we've had for years!

12 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

We'll be watching your election! Pheasants, sounds so exotic.

FARfetched said...

The pheasants won't just fly over the fence?

Crafty Green Poet said...

Farfetched, yes they could do, couldn't they, but I get the impression that they're lazy birds....

gardenpath said...

Looks like a wonderful place to work. I like the idea of a shared garden, too. I have to say, your rhubarb is way ahead of mine!

Gillena Cox said...

great you guys

much love
gillena

Deb G said...

I think you are quite right about the weeds and the bees, just don't let them go to seed too much. :)

libbyquilter said...

what a wonderful world this would be if every workplace attempted a shared garden for it's employees~!!~

:-)
libbyQ

Kay said...

very nice, wish I had some help on getting my garden planted but it is supposed to freeze tonight!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Your election even gets good play over here! We should send Sarah P. over.

Rhubarb - pie, or sweetened and on ice cream .. or shortcake!

Lucy said...

I think it might be much easier to get motivated with a shared garden project like that. It looks a lovely spot, with lots of interest.

We got the proxy votes in just in time. I suppose it may be the last one we get for UK elections as there's a 15 year limit. After that it'll be taxation without representation.

The cv word is cocultra, which sounds a bit like a movement dedicated to shared gardening projects!

Flowers said...

Nice blog. It has been a wonderful garden tour. I enjoyed going through your blog.

joehebden said...

Rhubarb crumble.....delicious !