Cheryl chuckles over the joy of having a ‘wood chip sauna’ on the allotment.
The group confer about the heat sink greenhouse built on site by a plot holder, which has underfloor heating to create a tropical environment for orange-growing.
Sephi laughs about ‘Rabbit Woman’ and ‘Potato Man’, who only visited their plots twice a year.
Richard outlines the historical cocoa bean journey, from canal boat to the Cadbury’s factory, and how the used cocoa pods then became compost on Bournville allotments.
David relates a ‘good story’ about voodoo, druids and mistletoe, that resulted in him finding a wax effigy nailed to his shed door. Was he cursed?
Colin tells a funny story about a burglary on their plot.
John mentions Roger the cactus man – part of the international cactus community – who used to have a plot at Dad’s Lane. They chat about all the chemicals he used and the recent move to organic within the allotment community.
Dave fondly remembers a 107-year-old plot holder from Australia who was a real character.