allotments community gardening

New sheds for the lotties.

We have been running out of storage for our communal equipment and bits and pieces at the allotment, so something just had to be done. We applied for a grant to purchase a couple of bike sheds which we could fit between our existing communal huts.

Can there really be a shed in that package? When unpacked there seemed so many pieces.

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The base was put down, sand and ballast with paving slabs on top.

2013 07 24_2102 We soon set about painting all the individual pieces with a protective brown paint.

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It was a job well done and we emailed fellow allotment committee member, Peter who was going to put them together for us.

The first shed looked good when he had finished constructing it and a group of us spent a morning loading it up with the materials and equipment we use on our community days. We were impressed with how much this little shed held.

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The trouble was that once we had done this we had another to do, so the whole process started all over again! So, out come the paint brushes, screw drivers, …….

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

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