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Dig for Victory: Starting to dig a boundary trench

Work continues around the little rickety shed. As one of the communal paths runs behind my shed it is unclear where my plot begins. Driving the spade into the very hard ground and turning it over will be enough for the time being to make it clear where my plot starts.

Wartime Kitchen Garden: Before trench and strimming

Wartime Kitchen Garden: Before trench and strimming

Once that job was done I moved onto strimming the area, that way I can see exactly what I’m dealing with in this space. It’s a very uneven space but I’ll be needing this earth to fill in the hole which I’m finding in other parts of the plot. The plan for this area is to have two compost bins, shed, greenhouse, sitting area and air-raid shelter; all covering an area of 10ft.

Wartime Kitchen Garden: Time for a break outside the shed

There are no tea facilities in the shed yet so I had to make do with a bottle of water during my rest break. It doesn’t look like much was done but when you look back to how it was when I first arrived then you can see how much has changed.

Wartime Kitchen Garden: Rubbish by shed
March 2017
Wartime Kitchen Garden - Dig for Victory. Trees cleared by the shed.
July 2017
Wartime Kitchen Garden: Before trench and strimming
July 2017

About Sean James Cameron

Sean James Cameron
Based in London, Sean has been gardening since being a teenager. Although vegetables and fruit is the main passion, there is also room for flowers.

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  • Helen

    Nice progress Sean.Removing rubbish and cutting back makes a big difference but do you feel that it also makes the space seem much bigger! Keep up the good work.