I’m Alex and I’m the current allotment holder of 18 Saughton Mains in Edinburgh. The allotment site’s been around for ages, and I can tell that the soil’s been worked beforehand. Winter 2011 is my fifth Winter working the plot and I’m becoming more confident in growing stuff; still learning, though.
I’ll post things about how the plot is going, between write-ups of events I’ve been to or talks. It’s all about growing things.
The plot is second from the right, fourth from the top
Hi would you care to share your sheds? on http://www.readersheds.co.uk
Thanks for your message on my blog. I’ll defo check out Richard long.
I also want to see this show that is a comedy of a drunken children’s entertainer! (and get some tips!)
Come up and say Hello to me at the show. I get very nervous. I’m trying to persuade my friend that helps me to dress up as a dog!
I also love allotments, I have a small veg pacth but love the community and patchworkness of allotments. I wish I had one.
Alex -can’t find your e-mail address so am leaving a message here. With regard to greening up school playgrounds the following book is good-Asphalt to Ecosystem, design ideas for schoolyard transformation by Sharon Gamson Danks. Also Gus from an Edinburgh company called ‘Earth Calling’-see his blog, is most helpful in all aspects of playground eco development. He is keen to work with both staff, children and parents