FertileWe said ‘yes’ to the allotment on the last May bank holiday in 2018.  The first thing we moved up to the allotment was a small First Aid kit in a plastic tub: including bug spray, after-bite, bandages, and surgical tape.

Equipment & Consumables

Consumables we need:  

  • another metal arbour
  • more plastic pea netting
  • old windows in wood frames (for a make-do cold frame/glass house)
  • more slug pellets
  • more netting
  • more bricks!!
  • tall bamboo stakes
  • pine square stakes – medium & high heights


Consumables (that we have): 

  • roll of galvanised chicken wire
  • string & twine
  • bone meal
  • rose fertiliser
  • liquid tomato fertiliser
  • ericaceous fertiliser
  • garden vegetable bug spray (vs blackfly)
  • potting grit (for cuttings & potting-up)
  • vermiculite (to use for seed trays)
  • box of garden netting  (used for strawberry bed spring 2020)
  • plastic garden netting (*used up in the gooseberry bed spring 2020)


Equipment: What We Have 

  • garden fork
  • thin garden fork
  • garden spade
  • garden rake – metal (different from leaf rake)
  • garden hoe x 2
  • plastic watering cans x 4
  • hand fork
  • hand spade – thin spade for bulb & onion planting
  • hand spade – regular sized
  • hand rake
  • 3 pronged hand weeder
  • large compost box:  a big plastic square crate with top and bottom hatch for removing compost – found on site
  • plastic trays & containers to hold rainwater for the birds & wildlife – with stones & sticks to aide escape for any beasties that fall into the water
  • staple gun & staples
  • miscellaneous scaffold pipes, various lengths


Extravagance & Extras

  • attractive terracotta pots planted with cyclamen, crocus, flowering bulbs
  • 2 white wooden folding chairs
  • 2 plastic-webbed & metal frame folding chair
  • 2 small wooden cable spools (stacked together to form a raised table)
  • large canvas sun parasol (found in rubbish and happily re-cycled)
  • plastic storage trunk (a tool trunk holding tools, screws etc.)
  • wicker hamper full of picnic equipment (& small camp stovetop)
  • wooden framed mirror with shelf (Michelob’s mother’s – happily re-homed)
  • two large flower vases
  • watering-can summer shower
  • picnic provisions: plastic glasses, tablecloth, pepper mill, sea salt, two small bottles with apple cider vinegar & virgin olive oil for impromptu allotment salads