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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 12:51

Hello Gg I'm in Surrey. I have half plot but in reality it's more like a three quarter which I've had for 18mths and recently have acquired a quarter which is next to mine.

How about yourself? Are you about to get one? Having an allotment is simply fab I love gardening although I'm relative new but like you always looking for books.

Just subscribed to 'grow your own mag' as gardeners world mag isn't enough for me now.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 10:23

Zoomer agree with you whole heartily about permanent planting. Life is so much easier when you have some beds permanently full and that leave you more time to spend on the rest of the plot.

I had inherited a currents bed/gooseberries and now have a strawberry, asparagus,rhubarb, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and cranberries, and a mini orchard! Do we like fruit? yes yes yes. Amongst this lot I have planted garlic and onions.

Did plant winter veg which didn't do well except for leeks which nobody wants to eat!

So not a lot to do on the plot now which gives me time to potter about in the garden.





Posted: 09/12/2014 at 09:48

Apparently he lives locally never bumped into him myself- how would I react?-walk on!! Would sing along to his songs though and yes did enjoy his music when it was around.

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 10:24
Duk- prize winner- me never! You should see some of the fab plots. As a newbie I did win the 'best newcomer' award last yr by our resident judge Jim Buttress, not met him myself never heard of him until I watched the allotment prog.
The prize?-a bag of fertilizer! not even a certificate, a change from the silver cup from the old days.
GWRS- might give the shop a try perhaps next yr.

Happy Halloween everyone. Busy night-dishing out sweets to all the horrors who'll be knocking on the door then off to see a show 'Nightmare' my fav night.

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 22:16
Hi GWRS my plot issues has been sorted- Thanks its mine, the previous owner will be given another plot if he makes contact and pays the whole rent. He's not been around much and hasn't been contactable so far.
I agree the powers to be are totally incompetent but some are brilliant gardeners and as I've got heaps to learn (gardening) I'm planning on keep my mouth firmly shut-with difficulty.
Sort out a committee? I'd rather do ironing which I loath!
Prior to this I was going to volunteer to work in the shop etc.

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 21:06
Actually I too have an interesting neighbor behind me who moved in about 3 yrs ago. They decided to replace the joining fence which was actually theirs and came knocking on our door for us to pay half? excuse me, their decision, their choice of panels etc. When I told them that previously it had been replaced by their predecessor which turned out to be his father! The couple insisted it was shared and we have to pay-good grief. Being that his father had built the hse and his wife mother was a solicitor I began to doubt. However I asked them if they had ever paid for anything they had never seen or bought? neither had I -she stormed off. When the hurricane flattened the fence and their dog and toddler were effected the fence went up.

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 19:46
What a giggle! I probably would have said I'm a tree hugger and when I give the tree a hug the leaves fall off.
SGL- Perhaps you should have asked for some glue to stick them back. Honestly neighbors- who wants them? ours aren't too bad though.

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 21:48
Thanks for sharing your story Duk. Its good to stand up and speak one's mind you always feel so much better afterwards I definitely do. I admire people with guts and self belief excluding politicians of course.

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 20:34
DorsetUk-from a shrinking violet to- someone who doesn't suffer fools gladly I'm intrigued to hear what caused the change? Life experiences maybe?
PS2 sorry to disappoint you- I used to manage healthcare so wore mufti but I do wear grey joggers on the plot same as the inmates lol!

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 09:44
Morning everybody-you have made me laugh and yes we also have all sorts of nonsense going on-tools and apparently pears have been stolen! In fact recently the police have been involved and we can have our tools marked etc. Our allotment is a massive site 120 yrs old in the heart of town hidden by houses, if the gates are not locked anyone can get in so security is a problem. In practice we know sadly its an inside job when produce goes missing. I have been leaving my shed unlocked but I will put a lock as recent events have 'unnerved' me.
People's behavior never fails to amaze me-despite having worked 4 yrs in the prison service I'm still too trusting, I'm pretty good at locking the plots gate though!

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