Last week I upped sticks, leaving my small strip of garden on the edge of Bath for a larger plot of barren wasteland down the road in the Somerset market town of Frome. Sadly this means I’ll only be able to make fleeting visits to the allotment, leaving Rich to battle the weeds solo with nothing more than his trusty Stihl strimmer for company.
But it does mean I have a whole new patch of land to fill, new growing challenges to meet and a vast new area to forage.*
A July heatwave isn’t the best time to start planting veg into my newly acquired patch of scorched earth, but first to join the healthy collection of squatting thistles are some withered courgette plants left over from the squash pit and a couple of strips of seed tape.
Progress will, of course, be chronicled on this website.
*I have already identified walnut trees in the neighbourhood park