Monday, 19 November 2018
Today I lost the best Brother-In-Law a man could ask for, in fact he felt more like a brother than a brother-in-law. He would do anything for anyone, and was one of life's gentleman, and was the reason I ended up getting an allotment in the first place!.
He had taken over an overgrown plot and asked me to help him measure and mark it out with him. I said to him in passing that I fancied having a go at keeping an allotment and he talked me into taking a plot on the same site. I took my plot on with the idea that the four of us could meet down there and we could socialise on a regular basis. I had not considered the friendly rivalry of growing.
He always managed to out grow me with everything, always donated his excess seedlings to me as he always managed to get early crops with his heated greenhouse.
He would always find something amusing to comment upon, especially how congested my shed and greenhouse on the plot was. The Greenhouse that he donated to me when he bought a much larger one at home.
I will miss you mate but know you will be watching and loitering around keeping an eye on things.