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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 13:46
hi all iv recently acquired this,
??? Do Councils have a statutory duty to provide allotments?
Yes. If the council believes that there is a demand for allotments; they have a statutory duty to provide a sufficient number of plots. Section 23 of the Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908. planning policy guidance from the government 2007, very interesting for areas who don't have allotments. BUT
it doesn't give a set time for supplying once they agree the needs is there
love to see it tried


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 20:51
Hi, most are planted outside the greenhouse and trained to grow into it


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 14:07
Hi all iv just read Smoking Donkys closing of their allotments and i know i have just commented on it already but has anyone any Knowledge of local councils providing or not providing allotments, as there seems to be shortage of them now i find Alan


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 13:55
hi i have to be careful here but some time ago i was talking to a council officer about allotments as this particular village /town has none and ,Quote " between you and me he said most local bye laws still in use Force us should a group of 12 people or more ask for allotments , to do purchasers compulsory if needed to supply them"),,now im not a solicitor and only quoting a council officer talking to me this year , he did say that a few years ago a feeler was put out and they received many letters asking for them " not to be too near them," i think people still think off allotments as sort of rubbish tip type of things ,quite unlike the ones iv seen and got, they tend now to really good looking gardens with lots of wild life in mind and full of really laid back nice people enjoying themselves just like Smoking remembers, i think if children were taught more about gardening for the future, then there wouldn't be the gap where as they grow up they lose touch with the plants and flowers until later in life when it all comes into its own again ,
its a sad story Smoking and you ought to have been offered another one not too far away .Good luck Alan4711

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 13:27
hi iv been using the big blue dairy farmers disinfectant barrels 40 gallon ,cut the top of and leave it sitting on top to stop anything falling in, they never smell and i wash in winter with jeyes fluid as it says on the tin or spray,probs often occur with light coloured plastic they need painting black,im just ordering a new 1000gall but and its a little more expensive to get a black one as they dont green up so much as the others , iv also noticed the farmers here are starting to put these blue butts into the local farm auctions as they are non returnable and fetch about ??12 each but well worth it ,


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 13:13
Hi dove save a bit of that for us should be 2 weeks max, our buyers needed a very small mortgage and there estate agent so far is without a doubt the worst weve ever had to deal with, our buyer is constantly in their office complaining of the so called service there not getting, anyway be there soon ,now whats this hyperbole please somebody


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 11:47
Somebody please tell me what Mrs Hyperbole means, Monty said in last nites prog "don't store seeds in plastic bags" ,hes right i checked mine this morning all in plastic food bags all wet and no good,well done monty us beginners need a bit of basics now and again , moving house and all the dictionaries are packed away thats why before anyone asks, 30 miles an hours wind and rain here in Tenby just for a change Ha Ha and yesterday so hot wot is happening avagooden Alan4711


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 11:38
Hi Zoomer nice one all this info is just what i want so i can try it, probably with peas and beans to begin with,and i watched Monty last nite ,he mentioned not storing in plastic bags so i checked all the seeds id saved ALL in plastic food bags and ALL wet and no good ,but never mind still time to do it all again live and learn they say and iv learnt so much on this site since joining, many thanks for all the time and trouble youv all taken BUT i,ll b back 4 more you see AND bye the way iv just had to take in my this years Fig tree im growing for the new house cus its blowing rain /wind 30 miles an hour here in Tenby feel sorry for the holiday makers, right manyofem Cheers Alan4711
B lucky

Talkback: How to harvest garlic

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 13:50
Taff im told if the garlic stays in one bulb its due to not enough cold,we always plant in Oct /Nov colder the better it seems, i even for a laugh planted a sainsburys one last year and it grew just nicely a bit small but very strong (solent i think it was)im trying elephant this winter


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 13:44
Farmer thats a good download nice one mate cheers all Alan4711

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