In line with the current national trend for families to ‘grow their own’ in 2014 the St Mary’s Church Allotments in Upper Backway
have undergone a recent underwent a transformation from being overgrown and sadly neglected, to tended and nurtured plots producing vegetables, soft fruit and flowers. There is a real community atmosphere as plot holders have got to know each other. Plot holders vary from experienced gardeners to novices; the common denominator is the desire to produce their own vegetables, and a willingness to put in some hard work for the satisfaction of harvesting the produce. Keeping an allotment requires time and a lot of hard work. The vagaries of the British weather can also put paid to crops but with dedication much can be achieved. This year a number of plots have been sub-divided to allow newcomers to try a small area of ground first.
To inquire about plots please contact either Alan Fisher on 01980 621987 or Andy Astbury 01980 621568.
The pictures below show the allotments at an early stage – and then some from July showing some strong vegetative growth and an interesting pond!