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An inner city allotment


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June 2017

Just a post to say “WHERE DID THAT BLOODY WIND COME FROM????”

I know that it’s meant to be summer, but it’s been like winter around here. We heard the wind getting stronger through the night on Monday and our fingers were crossed that we would not have too much damage. We’d been lucky after storm Doris (?) a few months ago and were hoping for the same this time. Hmm. We opened the gates to the allotments yesterday, and broke into a fast walk then sort of a run.

Disaster! The bell tent greenhouse had been devastated! Even though it had been dug into the ground and held down with bricks etc it had been carried away and over. Thing is it had all the tomatoes in it. Various types, some in hanging baskets, flung all over the place.

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Before the storm!

So we raced around trying to salvage what we could and we didn’t do too bad. The actual metal poles had snapped! Must have been a strong gust that took it.

We lost a couple of the Beefs and the others are all very bedraggled and bent but hopefully they will recover. Meanwhile the tomatoes are all convalescing in the green house (one that is held together with sheets of plastic and clothes pegs but did not budge !). We would have taken a pic of the disaster scene but we were too busy swearing!

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Tomato ER ! Standing room only.

So, here’s hoping the good weather is on it’s way. We’re off to RHS Chatsworth on Friday for the flower show, we’re really looking forward to it and no doubt we’ll come back with more plants … with no where to put them. Happy plotting!

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