You feel on top of the world up here – it makes everything else seem so small. The Carers Centre set up this allotment to give people a few hours break from caring each week. When I heard about it I really wanted to come but couldn’t because my wife Ellen had Alzheimer’s. When she went into a nursing home, it was hard, but coming here was a break. It gave me a bit of focus. I like the company.
Runner beans, King Edward potatoes, I love all that. The ground’s very chalky, so some things do better than others. I’ve been into gardening all my life, but I first got into it seriously after I came out of the army in the 50s. I’ve never been a sporty type, so it was something to do. We grew all our own food back then.