Our new house backs onto a large area of allotments, and in a fit of madness Camilla signed up for half a plot - about 60 sqm - last weekend.
This is the view from out bathroom window, looking south over our back yard (and shed) towards the East Ward allotments. Our plot is to the right of the bluish greenhouse above the right side of the shed.
The previous renters hadn't done any work on it for a year or more, so it's a bit overgrown - mostly grass, but some blackberries. But it's a flat piece of land with good soil. The neighbouring plots are really nicely done up and give us something to aspire to.
We brought some specialists - a botanist and a no-dig gardener - all the way from Australia to give us advice. Now I just have to get my nephews to help out with the weed-clearing!