When Allotments were advertised in the Parrish Magazine we dedided to take one, mainly to get more exercise and lots of fresh friut and veg for the family. At the begining of March we went to the site to view our new project, it was a cold and windy day and the rain was falling in stair-rods! Are we mad I asked Peter he nodded and said what is new! The alotment size is 55 ft x 16 ft in imperial, which looked hughe on this dull grey day, two deer suddenly appeared from nowhere bounding across the field a beautiful sight but they looked mighty hungry to me. Well we joined the local Horticutural Society and went to visit ‘The Shed’ for advice we were given a seed and plant catalogue from which we immeadialty over ordered, how are the two of us going to eat 75 sweet corn well that is assuming they all grow and we are not feeding the local population of wild life.
We have now planted 21 raspberrys canes, and nine fruit bushes consisting or black & Red currants and goosberrys. I was chatting to the farm worker who was installing the water system, and asked him about the deer, he showed me the anti-deer fence he was installing it was about 4ft high, I asked him if they could jump higher than that ( I am sure Bambi did in the film) no he said with a knowing smile that will be ok but its the rabbits you need to worry about! well more next month, take a look at the pictures.