It makes a nice border on the left and is pretty when it gets flowers. If I get the time I will clip it all down and compost the leaves.
I just need to mow the paths one last time, dig up some gooseberry bushes, before giving this part up.
I will be sad to let this go, but it takes me very many hours to keep it in tip top condition, and now that my produce is being stolen, it seems a total waste of precious time from sowing seeds, growing the plants, planting, weeding, mulching, mowing, only to end up without a full crop.
But I will have 150ft x 33ft left. The person did steal all my courgettes from this end of the plot, but perhaps they won't next year. And it will take me half the time that it does now to keep this under control - and I'll grow a fraction of the crops - but more at home.
Whilst up there yesterday - at the top end of our allotment field was a black chicken running around. I didn't have the time or energy to go and investigate to see if there were any more. I daresay that someone had released it into the fields beyond our plots - they just don't realise how cruel it is.
Chickens can't survive in the wild - apart from the obvious predators, they are more likely to die of thirst!