Cost of allotment £16
Cost of half of allotment middle-class newbies can't manage £0
Cost of shed taken from next door's abandoned allotment £0
Cost of endless bits of plastic and wood pilfered from skips £0
Cost of incredibly useful cloches in Aldi £1.99
Cost of seeds swapped, and kept back, and free in magazines £0
Overall cost per vegetable 0.1pence
As opposed to us:
Cost of 72 gardening books all telling you the same thing £990
Cost of two sheds to house shiny new tools and someone to build them £800
Cost of three raised beds using railway sleepers £280
Cost of Greenhouse £400
Cost of plug plants to replace all the tomato seedlings the dog ate £25
Cost of grow-feed, slug-pellets, vitamins, acupuncture and homeopathic remedies £125
Overall cost per vegetable £2.10
One man takes the Northern Line from Tooting to Shropshire, where It seems to be mainly 1954 and raining. Enter Bobby, a rescue dog. The question is can Bobby rescue our stranded man?
"There is wisdom here and wit, intelligence and perspicacious observation; all delivered in warm, self deprecating writing."
"The part of the dog is played with verve and gusto"
"I thought we told you to bugger off back to London."
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