My Dad fitted a wooden framework for me inside the metal shed, this will allow me to build shelves, attach hooks, etc so that things can be stored in there in a more orderly fashion
Whilst my Dad was doing that bit of work I also fitted a solar powered light for inside the shed and got on with a bit of digging that needed doing as well
The base of the shed is finished now, all the slabs are fixed in with a dry mix of sand and cement so hopefully that should harden up nicely, I havent got any pictures of it finished though as I did that bit in a rush earlier on in the week
This is the area I was digging whilst my Dad was busy with the shed, the purpose behind it is to define the path edge a bit better as it wasnt very clear or straight and also to help shift some soil around to fill in some of the bizarre trench system dug by the previous occupants of the plot
The main achievement for the weekend though was spending about 2-3 hours on Sunday hacking back the over grown hedge by the side of the plot. This was pretty tough work really but Im very pleased with the outcome
I havent got any good pictures of how this looked before I started cutting it back but you can see from the brown area in the picture just above pretty much how far this mess extended out
My first bed of green manure looks like it needs digging in pretty soon as its starting to go to seed, think I will try and get that done one evening this week, but thats proving a bit trickier at the moment due to other commitments on an evening
A very nice lady from one of the allotments further up (I suspect she may well be George's wife but not totally sure) came over to say hello just as I was finishing up cutting back the hedge and very kindly gave me a few spare strawberry plants and a bag full of fruit and veg!
Overall Im really pleased with how things are starting to come along with the allotment as it does really feel like an allotment now. There is still a long way to go, and I intend on adding another shed and patio area very soon, but its progressing very nicely indeed.
....If only I could say the same about this blog, it looks like I am the only person still bothering to read it. Oh well :-)
Plans for the new shed and patio area: