I got my first allotment back in 2009/10. Previous to this there’d been sporadic dabblings in various garden (my own and other peoples). But an allotment took things up to an entirely new level. And then came the beekeeping. With the next obvious step being to grow food-forage flowers alongside the fruit and veg. Three allotment site changes on (2013, 2018) and I’m still at it, albeit it continually editing and emending the ‘how to’ and every now and then declaring: ‘That’s it – I’m giving up! Had enough / can’t keep up / don’t want or need this anymore’ … only to then find a new way forward, pick back and and continue on.