After something like 3 years on the waiting list, I finally got offered an allotment today (on the Saughton Mains site, for those who know Edinburgh allotments). Popped round to have a look at it earlier on, and I've decided to take it. Gonna be a fair bit of work to get it sorted out though... (Thumbnails link to larger images) North west corner, facing south-east: That greenhouse is going to take a bit of sorting out! North east corner, facing south-west: It's not actually as bad as it looks - nothing a couple of days with a strimmer and a big roll of landscape fabric won't fix (except the greenhouse... ). The soil is great, the perennial weeds aren't too well established, and there's already a pond in there somewhere. I haven't actually got the keys yet, but it's just a matter of paperwork now. It's mine!