Tuesday, 10 June 2008


This is one of several areas of allotments in Edinburgh - they are usually hidden from view but you get a good look at them from the railway line cycle paths. As many people don't have their own gardens, these patches are in huge demand, and some of them have waiting lists of up to seven years!

P.S. This post is dedicated to my mum whose birthday it is today! She's got green fingers and although she doesn't really grow vegetables she has somehow managed to cultivate a fig tree in the front garden.


Steffe said...

Nice scenery, we see a lot of allotments here as well, everyone seems to have green fingers these days.

Mitch said...

They all seem so hand-made, like a ramshackle village of incompetent sun-worshipers.
Thanks for the post,
- Mitch

USelaine said...

Sounds like it's time for the community to devote more space for allotments! Looks like everything is growing really well too.

Kris McCracken said...

I love this shot. My mother came to Tasmania from Edinburgh in the mid-1950s, and I never understood why my grandfather’s backyard was structured like a series of allotments. This goes some way to explaining it!

Snapper said...

I love the homebuilt architecture. The structures really add to the sense of community evident in this photo. We have allotment plots here too (Gabriola,BC,Canada) but without the greenhouses. I think the whole world must be waking up to the fact that it's time for people to grow their own food! Thanks for the inspiring picture.