Like many allotments, there are rules. Lots of rules for my Plot but that’s part of the world that I’ve joined. http://fpmaa.com/rules/
So when we saw a wooden pallet on the side of the road, instead of ignoring it and walking by, we picked it up and carried it to the plot where a new compost bin was created and built.
The soil was worked with the “trench” method of digging. Using a wheelbarrow and digging out a trench, adding manure to the bottom and then shifting over the next trench of soil so that you cover in the former trench and create a new one. After some serious raking, the soil has been worked well although it is not level.
Located in a corner, it also helps define the space whilst providing some protection to the existing raspberries. Indeed, whilst I have been busy clearing the old produce, I have saved the raspberries (Autumn Fruiting- we believe) and the strawberries. And then added my own Autumn fruiting raspberry canes and my strawberry plants.