lol I wish my allotment were floodlit, that would be very cool.
I did go up, and did a recce. Its not actually looking too bad. after being on the bloody thing for eight years, i think we might be starting to get it under control a bit. Did the pruning though, and it wasn’t too bad, apart from the vine which is a scary mess. We do have a lot of fruit and bushes and so on so its nice to have the pruning done, just need to mulch and greaseband the trees now. We’re not allowed fires on the allotment, which is a shame, but we’re going to start being better organised this year and taking stuff home to burn, maybe once or twice a month one of us will stop off there on the way elsewhere purely to drop stuff off and pick stuff up, because a big problem we’ve been facing is that we normally walk or cycle up there and that makes it hard to get stuff either there or back. Such a stupid small thing but it will make a difference and really, its easy enough for dp to detour past there on the way to work on days he has the car.
Need to sort out the beds but thats ok really, just digging. Bringing maybe two new beds into operation this year, including one at the front that I want for flowers for cutting.
The big, big thing we must do, that we might aim to get done or at least started this weekend, is to sort out the shed. Right now its a big mouse infested junk dumping ground, it is always like this at the start of the season. What we need is somewhere primarily for the kids to go and be dry while we work, so we need a reasonable sized table and comfy stools, (mouseproof) storage for pencils and paper and a few snacks, kid level storage for kid size tools, and also safe storage for our tools-though we might just put a locked box outside for them. Plus a big blackboard. Might even paint inside! Oh and a door that shuts would be the icing on the cake.