After a lot of consideration we are planning on trying to sweet talk one of the old boys into rotovating our 'wild side' in exchange for money/beer/hugs. Rich has been busy building beds while I have been weeding, sewing and pulling up the endless amounts of rotten carpet.
So far I am loving spring on the allotment. The asparagus are shooting, the fruit trees are blossoming and the bushes are well, getting bushy. My windowsills are full of seedlings and getting an hour or two up there after work is just great.