Roll out the barrow

Roll out the barrow

Like most allotment sites there are communal wheelbarrows which can be used by members on a temporary basis. When you’ve finished with them you put them back so others can have a go. These are good if you need to transport something from your car to the plot but for a long term solution you really need your own.

Last year I bought a wheelbarrow, a very good one with a hard wheel. The problem is, it’s at my previous allotment and I’ve been having difficulty trying to get it to the new plot. Taxi drivers won’t take it and they aren’t allowed on public transport apparently. So today I decided I would walk the 45 minutes to my allotment. After a stiff cuppa tea I set off with my wheelbarrow and headed off down the road.

After half-a-mile I noticed that an allotment site was having an open day so with my wheelbarrow I rolled in to see what was happening. There was a plant stall and a camper van which had been driven on site which served hot drinks and hotter sandwiches – a great idea I thought.

Tea was drunk and a sandwich was consumed while we all chatted about the recent weather, like all good gardeners do. I then bumped into someone I knew and she offered to give me a lift to my allotment – plus the wheelbarrow in the boot of the car.

It was wonderful to be stood on my allotment 15 minutes later with the wheelbarrow. I showed my friend around my plot and the site in general before she headed back to the party and I to my plot.

The weather was still grey and spots of rain started to fall so I headed into my shed but as the temperature dropped I decided to call it a day and head home myself.

 

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