Plots 4A and 5A have become a wonderful place for family to gather, chatter and potter…it’s lovely!
A few days ago my daughter and grandsons joined me for a harvest and taste session (see the previous blog). Today my husband, son, parents, and grand-daughter all joined me for a couple of hours of ‘therapy’ in the glorious sunshine.
Upon arrival everyone automatically set about allotment jobs. My parents promptly began weeding, my husband helped me erect a new raised bed, my son (an amazing photographer!) snapped plants / workers and my three year old grand-daughter assisted with all the ‘too difficult to bend down’ tasks!
I’m not entirely sure what my ‘neighbours’ make of our regular family ‘meets’ at the allotment – whilst they are very friendly and happy to natter for hours – they tend to be rather solitary gardeners!
In my opinion the allotment is a great place to ‘grow’ special family memories. Gardening with my family not only provides the tangible benefits of exercise and fresh food, it also provides opportunity to talk about recent events, strengthens our relationships, and offers an chance to work towards a common goal. What more could anyone ask?
My clever son has kindly allowed me to upload his photographs of our ‘Perfect Sunday’…I think they are amazing! They are not only a lovely record of the day but I adore how he has ‘captured’ my beautiful allotment! Hope you enjoy 🙂