Gardening and Fine art

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Hey everyone, here is me! I am a 20 year old student living in Leeds and this is my allotment. I love gardening and have over 100 plants inside at the moment. Some of them just seeding for the allotment.

I wanted to bring some art to my space, so I have been conducting two experiments!

First: City Map

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Here I am making a garden map of my city. (all yet to be finished and finalised, this is a rough draft) Currently the sticks are roads.  

I am taking soils from local areas and then planting them and seeing what grows out of it. I put the soil on the map according to where it is from.  I hope to make it more colourful and look forward to Winter passing so I can really get it going!

Then I have a sculpture project:

I have spare wood and some bamboo in my allotment. My friend also found some curtain rods, so I have been using them to make geometric designs to grow plants up. 

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You can read about it more on my blog:

www.growingwithmer.blogspot.com

Thanks and I hope you enjoy. 

Please give me any advice or tips!

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  • KT53KT53 Posts: 3,432

    Good luck and I hope all goes well.  My only concern is that on many allotments they expect you to be growing plants or veg rather than just importing soil and waiting to see what grows.  Hopefully you'll be OK but it might be worth checking the rules.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,525

    Glad you're enjoying growing stuff.  image

    Be careful with importing soil ... it may contain seeds  ... you won't be very popular if you introduce ground elder or Japanese knot weed to the allotment site image

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  • KT53 says:

    Good luck and I hope all goes well.  My only concern is that on many allotments they expect you to be growing plants or veg rather than just importing soil and waiting to see what grows.  Hopefully you'll be OK but it might be worth checking the rules.

    See original post

     Thanks for the reply! 

    The allotment is fine with it. I am turning a space that needs a bit of work into something a bit neater so they are happy. I have 9 beds only 2-3 are for artistic purposes. The rest are for growing plants and veg :)

  • Dovefromabove says:

    Glad you're enjoying growing stuff.  image

    Be careful with importing soil ... it may contain seeds  ... you won't be very popular if you introduce ground elder or Japanese knot weed to the allotment site image

    See original post

     Thank you!

    I'm testing the soil first in my own back yard to see what is growing.  I doubt anything too wild will grow as I'm taking the soil from quite minimal places. 

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