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bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:35
Runnybeak. Creepy it certainly is and cutting my losses could be the way to go. I already have half plot that I love and adore so this additional small bit I guess I can let go.

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 15:09
Hi Kathy2 As Steward couldn't contact the previous owner, who had moved from the area a letter was left for him on the plot reminding about overdue rent eviction notice etc. He obviously did appear took the letter and promptly paid the rent albeit grossly overdue.
On my last visit I noticed something not quite right? I noticed my planting area covered by black sheet. It was a weird feeling that someone had messed around a bit-no one was around to speak too.
I emailed the committee expressing what had happened and they told me that someone had seen him and that he's now paid up. Bizarrely he hasn't contacted the committee and he is still not contactable.
As far as I'm concerned the chair has to sort this out- it is upsetting and unsettling. The compromise could be that we share for the time being as we have both paid.

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 10:49
Morning all
Great idea Dorsetuk for both of us to work together and put in a complaint. Having slept over it and the support from you guys- I'm trying to see the funny side!
Tootles- I will leave what I've planted and the neighbor can do the hard work and I will just enjoy the harvest-3yrs for asparagus!
You did make me smile about the cycling gear-my husband a non sporting guy a while ago bought cycling trousers so utterly embarrassing, I had to take them to the charity shop.
I'm planning on throwing a barrow of slugs on the stewards plot I'm sure that will make me feel better-seriously I'll address it from the view the effect it has had on both of us and the misery it has caused due mgt error (incompetence)
Thanks everyone enjoy the w/end

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 19:48
Hi Dove- well the neighbor-I doubt If I will see him for a while unless he pops in to plant the garlic. I feel so guilty as I've dug up his plants and thrown them on the compost heap to create space for my asparagus bed! I had great plans for this space and was pinching myself at having such a sunny spot and near the water tank etc.
Verdun- Yes I will mull it over and then speak with the chair. I don't want to cause problems as its a very knit community but I don't want to taken for a ride either. Diplomacy has never been my strong point I prefer to say as it is-but I will try!

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 18:46
Thanks Philippa and Viola Man

Yes you are both offering sound advice. Actually the chap who owned it is a really nice man and I've missed him and was concerned that he hadn't been around! We call him the 'occasional Gardner!'
I'm more annoyed with the 'powers to be' at their mismanagement. Its actually a really friendly place and I do so love it.
Its hard for me to accept the unfairness etc- Its only a plot after all-I guess.

bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 17:48
Hi All I need some advice on a bizarre situation on my allotment.I have been on a list for an additional plot for 18mths-I have half plot at moment. Recently a qtr plot next to mine came up and to my horror was offered to a newcomer as the chair wants newcomers to be given first choice. Fortunately when I made a fuss I was given the adjoining plot. However now it transpires the previous owner NEVER gave it up but as he hadn't paid or maintained it, steward decided it was available. Having had the plot for 4 weeks have paid and worked extremely hard done some planting etc-now steward wants it back! because the previous owner has recently paid and has been seen working on the plot! I'm really upset- what would you do? The committee has rules but tend to do their own thing. I shan't be going to the allotment this w/end-I might say thing I may regret!!

Monty don new series

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 19:19
Loved it, enjoy all gardening progs and especially Monty.

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 18:59
Slept like a log unaware of the wind which very kindly swept the leaves into the borders. Surrey- nice and sunny most of the day just a few gusts of wind handy for the washing.

bags for composting

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:54
I used them to collect millions of leaves last yr-I'm surrounded by trees! I have been adding the leaf mould to my compost and have made the best compost ever. Definitely will be doing the same now.

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 19:53
How very strange-perhaps it prefers Euros!

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