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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:44

Hello not too far away I live in Southampton, Hampshire.

Half price allotments that sound good.

Q - Do they measure out how many square metres on a plot for the amount of rent you pay?

As one thing I was reading says an allotment is normally 10 rods = 25 square metres a rod about the size of a tennis court - 250 square rods

Someone up the allotment mentioned while I was looking around being nosy - about that being one plot and it did not look that big more like a half a plot but was meant to be a whole plot - would want the plots to be measured out to pay the right rent

So many nice veg and flowers on some plots and lots of chickens - one plot was nearly all chickens


Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:29

Hello all

Wet here today. Yesterday went to the station preparing area for the pallet project lots of bashing dirt moving brambles and stones (shoulder got a bit sore better today) area all sorted now 

Then brought home a bag of garden waste from our compost bin there as got far to high and the open bin not really composting - shredded it with shredder much smaller now only one more bag to do - not today though 

Star Gaze lily there is a new ish forum member called Angle from West Sussex - that is your way Angle is on the new allotment OMG...thread. you could have a forum member not far from you

Making apple pie with apples picked from Sholing train station

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 19:43

Fruitcake sounds as if the compost bin a bit of a pain, think I have spotted the bamboo canes

GWRS - looked it up, this is what I found      Enjoy you days up the allotment

Photos are good to look at

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 11:12

Fruitcake does the plot go side ways in the pic or down wards me can't see the row of canes

Hello Angle where you from - any pics of your plot for us to nose at

GWRS nice you all helped the plot holder with the plot

Still find it weird that when you get the plot seems like no one has been there for ages but still long waiting lists - prob just me that thinks this

anyone got pics like to see them


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:37

Lily pilly flowers look great

Fairygirl - forgot to say buddleia in a raised bed cosmos covering it a bit at the minute if you can see it in pic below

Here is my picture of the herbaceous border which I have planted up, with a few plants I brought at Parham as well as more I had

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:24

Here are some pics of the allotment I have applied for - Weston in Hampshire

some well cared for plots

with every ones own style

and some plots like this over grown

think when plots get like this overgrown they should have so long like on your plot Fruitcake to weed them


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 18:05

Nice pic panda looks good


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 18:04

Hello all

Had a nosy around the allotments today - had a look at the one that won best allotment trophy at the veg show, quite neat  

Planted out a few plants around pond area spotted the two frogs, turned the horse poo and added scrunched up news paper to help compost as told as the horses eats grass mostly not straw

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 17:54

Ginagibbs it says 18months on the council website - will see

Where are you Fruitcake?   Sounds as if you done well with all that veg and clearing your plot, share a shed what a cheek

not sure how long people get to get there plots weeded - went around being nosy today some were well weedy like calf high - some large squashes and pumpkins

I have some pics will upload later 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 22:45

Yes I have put my name down, only 18 months or so to wait.  They have put my name onto the list so I am waiting. 

I know there are a couple of plots that are pretty run down so can't see why there is such a long waiting list if people are not caring for their plots.  I found out that their trading shed can be used by members of the public and so have been a couple of times to get things and to nosy at the allotments, enjoying a wander.

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