We have done our fair share of recycling, re-using, skip hunting and making our own stuff out of scrap. We have had some great finds, netting found in woods, stakes in a skip, path edging (planks of wood) in someones garden, pieces of drainpipe in road, 2x picket fence panels in skip, big bag of John Innes in skip.
We are also very lucky to have a free supply of pallets, manure and wood chippings/bark from a local farm.
Today I had some wonderful news, a friend has bought a farm! Even better news for us is that he has a huge green house left at the farm which he doesn’t want. Now why he doesn’t want a greenhouse is beyond me…. although my need for a greenhouse was bigger than my need to inform him what he would be missing out on in getting rid of the greenhouse. I thanked him greatly and started planing what I could get in it before I was even out of his garden! Not ten minutes had passed when I received a message from keener, she is visiting family and has very kindly been given a shed for our allotment.
Unbelievable a greenhouse and a shed in one day…
We started off with an overgrown plot, crap soil, a handful of tools, and a very low budget. With a bit of hard work and patience we have managed to transform this in less than two months into a workable allotment.