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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 23:39 lucky to get free chippings... I shall have to look into that otherwise it's quite expensive... I'm going to do it bit by bit and take it slowly...otherwise it might be overwhelming... I like everything done yesterday though...impatient...must adapt..

..thanks Fruitcake.. I shall... might go back to the site tomorrow to make my plans... it's only down the road and I could walk to it with spade in not yet.. so very convenient for me if this works out...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:09

...oh I will... everyone's enthusiasm is rubbing off on me too...  I hope to hear soon from them...I got the impression there wouldn't be a problem in getting the plot I wanted...

I think now I might also go for bark chippings for path with weed fabric underneath, I've already got plenty of that..

...will update as soon as I know more....thanks again

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 12:14

..thank you GWRS.... yes we thought to strim it over first and then start bit by bit on the weeding...going to take some time that... don't think we can burn anything so will have to cart as much away as poss...

Gardengirl...I'm in East Anglia..Fenland area...the soil I have been told is excellent on the site and it doesn't flood..

..I have spoken to the Council today and someone will be arranging to meet with me at the site in due course...not sure when...I told them I was in a hurry ! lol... ideas with the allotment will be a little different to most I think, in that I want it to be an extension of my garden..I'm not sure if other people see it that way or not..?...

...fortunately there are few restrictions apart from not doing anything commercial... so I can grow what I like.... it'll be mostly fruit bushes, apples, pears... all sorts of currants and gooseberries...  with a bit of veg here and there....herbs, garlic...I'm very fond of various cabbages...some potatoes and Curly Kale... runner beans of course, Leeks...but I don't like broad beans...

...I shall also grow flowers and roses... I'm not sure what to do regarding paths... whether to sow grass seed... I shall need good paths.. what do you all do for yours...?

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 22:40

..thank you Fruitcake... I had thought I'd have to wait until next Spring before planting anything...  plant as you go, that's a good idea...  I admit to being a little terrified of perhaps taking on too much...  we shall

weedy ID's please

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:48

..thanks for input everybody... I shall try pull one up and see... quite interesting seeing all these weeds running riot... fortunately, I see only a little bindweed and absolutely no horse tail...which is a relief... only a bit of rosebay willowherb but lots of yellow-y things...  some ornamental onions I'd like to save.... but I have to see if they give me this plot... not certain as yet...  it can't have been in use for years... there is a lovely wooden pergola in the background which is still in excellent condition....  I want my tea and Victoria sponge under that...!

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:40

..just saw your other post...yeah, it's that one I want... I don't think there is a waiting list as not many plots are in use and so many are overgrown... which is why I want to pick the one I want...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 20:39

hi Gardengirl,  many thanks for your advice.... green manure I never thought of that...what a good idea...  and we shall get a strimmer I think...if we do it ourselves... I have some weed matting material I can use too....   I shall speak to the council tomorrow and see if I am successful.... it's the only plot on the site I want, so if they offer me any other then I don't want it...   lol...  we shall see... I hope you don't have to wait too long for yours....this is the time of year to get things sorted out isn't it..

weedy ID's please

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:45

..thank you nut, I think I shall be getting rid of them although I see they are edible, as long as they're not the Giant version... I wonder if a previous tenant was growing them to eat..

..I should have known that Lysimachia...  thanks again...

weedy ID's please

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:27

..I might be taking over an allotment and I found these today growing... any idea what they are please?   the first ones look as though they form a distinct patch, as if planted deliberately, although that may not be the case...

second is a little yellow flowered plant... I see that here and there on the plot..


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:22

..lovely thread and I see people have some nice plots coming along..

I'm thinking of taking over one...this one a mess ! but I expect you've all seen worse... question best to start with this would you suggest? to get the area cleared...?  thanks for any advice... I'm wondering whether to pay someone to come in and clear it...I think the plot is about 60 foot by 30 foot..


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