I had a phone call this morning from the allotment site manager to tell me there had been a spate of vandalism, and they had attempted to lift and move my shed!! She and her husband had very kindly put it back as it was (they hoped) and it seems to be still in tact, albeit slightly wonky on it's base. However the contents had been rather shaken up so it all fell out when I opened the door.
In addition they had taken a whole bag of bark chips, split it open and sprinkled the entire contents all over the path just outside the gate. They had also pulled out some netting hoops and thrown them over the hedge, and chucked a few bamboo canes around for good measure.
However it seems I got off pretty lightly, look what they did to the plot on the other side of the hedge:
He only put this shed up a few weeks ago, and they have kicked the door in, breaking the catch and the hinges. He has put in a lot of work and, by the looks of things, spent quite a bit of money, over the past few months.
These aluminium pole and ball structures don't come cheap, some of these have been completely mangled.
Ooh it makes your blood boil. We have been asked to phone and report it to the police individually, presumably because the more reports they get the more likely they are to do something about it (fat chance). Anyway I hope if they ever do send someone to patrol they catch the little toerags and BANG 'EM TO RIGHTS!!
On a happier note, here is a thrush on top of the damson tree:
Does he look full of snails?