Slow allotment gardening in the life of a busy family
I don't blame you a bit. Looks a lot better than work! ;-)
I can't stop looking at these photos. The sheds, one so bright and the other faded, the old wooden fence, the clay pots, the netting, the greenhouses, the bean poles, laundry hanging on the line, the apple tree and the very pretty and colorful flowers.
Farming on a hill. That is an interesting photo.
Thanks for showing these interesting garden pictures. I don't know that term "allotment site." Does it just mean property with garden space?
That is a nice scene for your morning "commute." How nice to have a property where the community can have their own little piece of garden. Do you have to purchase the plot?
Thank you all for the comments. An allotment site is normally land owned by the city council and leased in small parcels to city residents for the purpose of growing fruit and vegetables. They're common all over the UK. Each person has their own plot - it's not communal gardening, although there are communal facilities depending on the site - at least the basics of piped water and usually a toilet! The rent varies according to the city. Here in Edinburgh we pay £60 a year (about $95 US).
Looks so pretty and bountiful! (reminds me of the garden plots they have in Switzerland that can be seen all over from the trains)So many beautiful flowers too.I loved your bee/flower photograph and the open padlock. Exquisite.
Pure bliss to be toiling away in the garden!
That's what we call "jardins ouvriers" (worker's garden), they were very popular one hundred years ago.
Hi Linda, You are lucky to have a so pleasant way to your job. It is amazing to see so many plots in a so little space with a lot of things growing inside : flowers, vegetable, trees. Is there a medium size for this kind of plots? In Montpellier, the surface of municipal plots is about 100 square meters. Not enough to feed a family (or perhaps it is enough for excellent gardeners ;-) but food is not the only purpose.
very beuatiful worker's gardeni hope they have a good collect like your collect of photos
In France, these parcels were distributed to workers to improve their food and keep them away from the pubs ... They are places of life very pleasant. Thank you for visiting Linda.
I love these photos Linda - something so homely about them ...
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