So wanted to have my own thread just for my garden so i can keep you on track of whats happening step by step. There is a massive load of work to be done over the next year to get it up to scratch. When we moved in it looked like this. Not too bad but the council didnt have a tenant for over a year before us and the previous didnt really look after it for a few years. So before we moved in the came by and stripped it down to nothing, but the damage was already done. Ever tree and plant was covered in knot weed within 3 months and the allotment area is nothing more than a massive tangle of dandelion weeds and other assorted nastys. It now looks like this. The lawn is coming on but the allotment is still a mess that i dont have the Back power to contend with on my own. The plan is to just rotavate the lot and try to remove the weed roots as we go. I will then add some fruit trees along one side and build 2 rows of raised beds for other fruits and some veg. When i say raised i mean about 3 foot (disabled reach) so i dont have such a problem with my back and bending over. Im going to be asking lots of questions as this is my first garden and my first attempt of growing anything since i was 5....... As you can see i have made a start by digging over a couple of the smaller plots, soon after i had finished i find out that they have now been earmarked for a concrete base for the 12ft pool by swmbo!!!! :aargh4: Anyway after a lot of swearing, she made it up to me today by buying my first plants. A Small planter of Herbs and Three little Strawberry plants and a tub to grow them until i finish the garden. Cant wait to be trying the fruit from them......if i dont kill them first???