Damian suggested getting a Spinneyhead allotment. A quick search found the Manchester Allotments page, which has a simple allotment finder. Not every site has its details online yet, but I now know that there are quite a few plots available in Levenshulme, whilst Brighton Grove, which is closer, has a waiting list. According to the FAQ plots cost �25 to �50 a year and should, at the very least, be kept tidy and presentable. I’d be up for it as a something-to-get-me-out-of-the-house, how about the rest of team Spinneyhead?