28 May 2010

Following a new path?

I'm toying with the idea of moving to Wordpress - mainly because they have much nicer gadgets than Blogger. And a lot more control over things like design, etc. But enough of the boring stuff like that...

Avid readers (!) of the blog may remember plot no. 2 had wonderful beds edged in slate. Besides being completely ineffective and just providing a great environment for slugs and weeds they were a bit of a safety hazard. OK they were lethal. So I took them out and piled them up by the hedge where they've remained for sometime now. In that time the main path down the middle(ish) of the plot has been getting out of hand with weeds - not helped by me throwing all the weeds on the path...

So now the plot is in such great shape (not!) I thought I'd better do something with the path. So after digging out a lot of old carpet (I hate carpet on allotments. If anyone is thinking of using carpet on an allotment: DON'T DO IT!) and a lot of weeds I covered the main path with weed suppressing fabric and edged the path/beds with some old pallet collars I acquired last year. Finally I put the slate on top of the weed fabric and broke it up with a lump hammer.



It's still a work in progress - i.e. it's not finished yet - but you'd pay good money for a slate path like that. OK maybe you wouldn't pay if it was one of my paths, but the wonky look is in keeping with the rest of the plot!

3 comments:

Green Lane Allotments said...

I think with Blogger you need to experiment - I set up a test blog in order to play about with the html code etc so that I could get a look that was more unique to me.

Damo said...

Your path looks good. I've never used Blogger but I do like the Wordpress design.

Woody Wilbury said...

That path looks pretty good.

I set up a Wordpress duplicate when Blogger told me it had lost my blog, but then it found it again so I've never used the Wordpress one. If you do switch let us know how you get on