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bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 18:24

Weyplotter.....that's a bad situation in anybody's book and I sympathise with you.

The steward would certainly seem to be in the wrong but it all depends how far you wish to argue about it and possibly have bad feeling between you and the original plot holder.  Allotments are supposedly places of peace and goodwill and it would be unpleasant for you to possibly be working alongside someone and not speaking to them.

Unless you are absolutely desperate for the extra plot, I'd be inclined to let it go.  Ask for your payment to be returned and remove your plants to your own plot if it is feasible. The work you have done ........well, maybe the original holder may be inclined to offer you something in exchange........plants or seeds perhaps ?

Committees have an odd way or working...particularly small ones so even if you made a real fuss and stuck to your guns, you may lose out.  Difficult but make your point and then bite the bullet and let it go........only you know the people involved and so only you know the likely reaction/repercussions. Good idea to wait a few days as you say.

Best of luck  

It's my birthday

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 11:16

I DID miss it..........sorry Bekkie............a very Happy belated Birthday

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 23:34

Isn't it odd how we se each other just from posts..............I didn;t believe Cangrandmafixit was really a Grandma ( but she is )............I didn't think Fishy was tall ( but he is )..................a lot of my assumptions were wrong but it was fun trying to work out  ................Me ?   ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,brown hair, hazel eyes , average height, not in the least bit homely ,hard worker, sense of the ridiculous.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 19:14

Busy...........yes I seems almost like everytime you come up with a solution, there is a downside to consider

Fruitcake.........I can understand why you want to keep chickens.  I do too tho not at my allotment.

All I would say is to think carefully before you take the leap.  The Chickens kept on my Allotments are, on the whole, a rather sorry bunch.  They are cooped up, never moved on to fresh ground or cleaned out in ( one particular case)  ........I often see them without water ( which I rectify when I visit my allotment ) even tho there is free water on site.  Forgive me....I am not suggesting you would treat your Chickens like that but it is just an observation on my part.  You need to be able to move your chicken run on a regular basis if they are not to be free ranging in a large area.  That can be difficult on an Allotment which you are using for veg growing.

I keep 2 chickens in an area of 10 mts by 10 mts approx. as well as letting them into a larger area for a couple of hours a day to eat grass etc.  That keeps them happy and laying all thru winter too.

Just a thought but best of luck with working something out to suit you and Chickens too

I need my avocado stone to sprout in order to prove a friend wrong

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 18:35

Suspended in water or growing in the compost, they are usually easy to sprout....warmth being the key.

Like Dove, I have one you are welcome to  (Somerset )   After all, £10 is £10 and we'd hate you to lose your bet

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 18:08

Cangrandmafixit............not really a Gran at all.  Very busy person and caring too.  Redhead perhaps........average height.

Fishy............gentle, hard working, observant and kind.  Sturdy build and average height. Brown eyes.

Verdun............tall, dark haired, energetic, outspoken, charitable and a family lover.

Fairygirl........sensible, polite , a good sense of humour, speaks her mind.  Tall and willowy.  Fair hair perhaps ?

Bekkie............busy, always rushing between work and home, loves her garden.  I imagine her being not too tall with long fluffy hair.

Lynn..........dark haired, small stature I think but very determined, outspoken, nature lover.

Kef.......small, dark haired, interested in all sorts of things as well as her garden.  A caring, sensible person.

I have seen pics of Dove, Nutcutlet, Artjac etc on their TWIG trips so it's not quite so fair to imagine them totally from scratch. 

So, am I anywhere near right ??


New Dralek

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 19:28

Alan..........if you have any Comfrey plants .....chop the leaves up and add to your compost.....I find they work quite well like that

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 18:55

Sticky tape/ Yellow sticky pads..........catch whitefly but also other beneficial insects.  That was the problem I discovered when using them in G/Houses years ago.  It is difficult I must admit

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 18:04

In West Somerset.... continuous high wind for the last 24 hours and no sign of it abating yet. Very strong gusts.  At least not as much rain as was forecast tho  so "every cloud, etc"

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 17:43

Oh Fairy..........happy belated Birthday and hope you feel better now

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