Now I know you’re wondering why those last 2 digits have changed. Sadly, due to our extended time in Auckland, we had to say doodle pip to our last plot . One day, I was wandering by the gardens, as you do on a lovely Autumn morning, and thought I would just check to see if there were any available plots. Low and behold, one was unused and in a perfect position for all-day sun. The best news is that the previous happy gardener had cared for his plants and the soil. I looked forward to heading home to let the Squire know we again had the opportunity to be community gardeners. Of course, he was happy to be part of the gardening duo, him and me. Ten minutes after my arrival home, we had sorted his first job: putting screws around the garden bed so we could put up netting to protect the new vegetable plants.
Since our departure, other enthusiastic gardeners have cottoned on to the benefits of enclosing their gardens by erecting netting over various frames. It does deter those annoying birds and white butterflies, though still allowing bees to enjoy the pollen on assorted flowering vegetables or flowers. The squire was rather pleased when he saw our old one still standing and with others being built. We both commented on how well the gardens looked, especially the surrounding community areas. There will always be gardeners who don’t tend to their plot as regularly as others. That’s life, isn’t it? We’re all very different on how we get things done, thank goodness.
Here are a few snapshots of our first few hours at Plot 11.
Before you ask, our previous plot is doing rather nicely with it’s new owner. Thanks for asking.