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Posted: 10/04/2015 at 22:20

Hello all

Planted sweet peas up station - seeds that Lesley gave us sown in Autumn, dug a few holes for some hedging plants to go in sometime soon saw lots of butterflies about and bees

Cut the grass in garden even the newer turf from Autumn much better look out there now just the edging to do yet

Me knackered off soon

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Posted: 10/04/2015 at 15:35

Stagbeetle Thanks for the pictures - looks like you have done loads and to get that stump out amazing, what is at the end of your plot? is there trees fence       you got neighbours either side

The fruit trees look like they have been planted with a better space between

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Posted: 10/04/2015 at 13:11

My mum reads this and got it for me as a treat - so I did not do the getting bit on internet just the arrival of the compost

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Posted: 10/04/2015 at 12:53

Ginagibbs not ask the council that yet

The soil is ok can dry out on top by the look of it, crumbly well drained by the look of it, sandy ish

The plot next door had a large beetroot like normal sized shop brought ones not even managed that here in the garden veg patch, not sure about most veg as some plots dug around that area   

I have walked over the plot think it may just be ground up and down with the weeds on top, did do a small bit of digging to check the soil in a few patched found worms and some potatoes with a bit of scab ok size   

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Posted: 09/04/2015 at 23:23

That from the Daily mail offer,  we got some not used it yet but looks good,  they normally have T&M person on Ideal world TV on Sunday mornings  and they show the product

that's Freeview TV no 22

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Posted: 09/04/2015 at 23:19

I been painting my raised bed new wood at home today as they weather was dry and the bed will get replaced soon just need to empty out the temporary plants in the veg bed

Zoomer44 I asked the council lady how many people had been on that plot and she emailed back saying 3 people have had the plot since 2013,  but as the plots got changed around in a different direction before that can't say how many before that

But that is a few people so they have not done that well with it, a plot person near by said a lady was on there so she cleared a bit and put that blue sheeting down lots of weeds under that now  

work in progress

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 21:33

Rubbish old shopping trolley, lots of plastic bits, lots of broken bits of glass shards, concrete rubble

Not sure about fence can put up wind break netting around plot

Can have a 6x6 shed is the biggest allowed and a greenhouse would be brill not had one of them before - do have to get permission before hand   

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Posted: 09/04/2015 at 21:32

Zoomer44 that is terrible, hope you will recover

I say your plan A was a good idea sow the seeds that will grow fast and the slower ones go with option B buy plug plants, take things easy   

Ginagibbs still not sure yet about the plot 

Stagbeetle have you got any more pics of your plot?  sounds as though you are making progress

some bits of the plot are about 50 cm high in ground and some 10 cm and some flat does go up and down in lots of heights

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Posted: 09/04/2015 at 12:02

Thanks all,  Does not have a shed

Yay! I have an allotment, but has been badly neglected.,,Help!:(

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 22:47

Caral great pic of your plot   

That shed looks good never moved one before but would suggest that you take pics of how it is put together for reference when you re build

I got a letter yesterday from the council there is allotment plot on offer if I want it, me not sure it is in a mess of very uneven floor and weeds and brambles and rubbish

here is a pic

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