My dad has always been into gardening and I knew that his mum enjoyed growing vegetables too. In fact, she insisted that I got manure onto my plot when she found out about my new gardening hobby. "Get manure, it makes all the difference" she said.
I am very lucky that my dad has such a great interest in his family tree as I have recently just found out that my great grandfather had an allotment for over 40 years! I couldn't believe it. Even more staggering is that his father (my great, great grandfather) was the Head Gardener for Deepdene House in Dorking, Surrey. (Since demolished in the 1960's)
Very much a green fingered family!
Here is a photo of my great grandfather, James, on his plot which ran alongside the railway he worked on and the very first photo of me on the plot in 2006. A very similar pose!!