Following on from Flightys recent post. Like him I was saddened by the news last week that Richard Briers had passed away. I was born in the early 70s and do remember The Good Life when it was on or at least the repeats and I still always try and watch it if they show it again now. I know it's cheesy and all a bit twee but I think it definitely struck a chord with me and certainly lay dormant until I had my own place and then the gardening urge took over.
Flighty posted a clip showing Margo's muddy moment and it really did make me chuckle, especially her harvesting the beans one by one.
I was trying to think which clip to show and as we are all starting to chit our spuds and getting ready to plant them out, I thought the one where Tom invents a contraption called the non-stoop goodoscope to help with the planting was appropriate. Trust Barbara to notice the flaw in the design! Here they are busy with all the Spring planting jobs.
It led me to get an allotment and my first one looked like this that first winter.
This was my first allotment in Disley, Cheshire looking out towards Kinder Scout. I only had it for a couple of years but I really learnt a lot on that plot.
Then my more recent plot here in Huddersfield.It was fairly blank when I first started as many allotments are at this time of year.
Its nice to look back at your pictures as it just shows how things change, its encouraging especially at this time of year when everything at the plot looks so bare and bleak.
I'm certainly not self-sufficient but my plot provides me with plenty of seasonal crops, it gets me outdoors and it keeps me sane. I really recommend anyone to give 'growing your own' a go. Live your own good life.