I received a very unexpected call whilst working from home one day in March. We were offered an allotment plot!! We have been on the waiting list for the nearby allotment for over a year and were 11th on the list last year. Somewhere along the line all the competition had vanished and we were given the the choice of two plots; one an overgrown and waterlogged half plot and the other a humongous full plot with a polytunnel that reminded me a bit of Jungle Book. We chose the latter fully knowing how much hard work it would be. I will post our progress on here as often as I can. Wish us luck!!
P.S. Here are some photos of the allotment as we found it, tilled and with recycled raised beds