Through the gooseberries …
Tidy plots or what ?
“Spud-hawk”: Packwood House
Heath-Robinson: Packwood House.
In the walled kitchen garden at Packwood House.
Well at least according to Spike Milligan:
Spring is sprung.
The grass is riz.
I wonder where the birdies is?
The bird is on the wing.
Now isn’t that absurd?
I always thought the wing was on the bird!
The central roadway, parking to the sides for plotholders.
Ready for planting ?
Tidy plots, hedge trimmed …
The bigger picture …
Here’s the team, setting out to take down and move a “custom-built” shed, clearing the area for the building of a composting toilet.
Watch this space:
(Big thanks to all who lent a hand: “these things don’t do themselves…”)
So, finally we have received planning permission and can start work on the composting toilet and begin looking at the
other building. These will complement the “community area” by the raised beds. We are hoping that this area will become a focus for organised and informal get-togethers.
Actual plans for the toilets have been in place for some time and have included visiting Beaudesert Park Farm
to find out more about composting toilets. Our thanks to Mary for her invaluable assistance.
We also applied to the Woodland Trust for a free hedgerow pack and it arrived today. Planning permission says that we should – properly –
screen the toilet from neighbours and we will use the hedgerow to do this. It will also increase opportunities for wildlife (native hedgerow species)
including butterflies, ladybirds, songbirds etc.
It’s going to be a busy year this year.
A very real thanks to residents living in and around the site for some wonderful support and to the Parish council for the role they have played and are playing in the
life of the allotments community.
The latest word is that we have been given the official planning permission to build the toilets (and associated building).
So, to get started we are having a work party next Tuesday, starting at 9 a.m.
There is an existing shed to be emptied, dismantled and re-erected at the other end off site.
Any one wishing to help – and everyone is welcome -please meet at the bottom (Wolverhampton Road) gate by the community area.
Also (do we need to post this? Really?): tea person needed. it’s an allotment: we need tea !