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Got and Allotment? Or Want an Allotment? All Discussion here for what you can do and how to get one.

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  2. ARMANDII
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  3. Webmaster
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    Advice on getting an allotment ......

    I live in a rural area, so formal allotments are effectively non-existant. However, it may be worth asking around for anyone who has an old kitchen garden they don't work. They may take a bit of...
    I live in a rural area, so formal allotments are effectively non-existant. However, it may be worth asking around for anyone who has an old kitchen garden they don't work. They may take a bit of clearing but there is usually an endless supply of manure close by to improve the ground once it...
    I live in a rural area, so formal allotments are effectively non-existant. However, it may be worth asking around for anyone who has an old kitchen garden they don't work. They may take a bit of clearing but there is usually an endless supply...
    I live in a rural area, so formal allotments are effectively non-existant. However, it may be worth asking around for anyone who has an old kitchen garden they don't work. They may take a bit of...
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  4. Webmaster
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    Government Allotment Petition ....

    Don't blame you. :blue thumb:The tax thingie is being fought hard.The mining rights problem goes back centuries and nothing to do with politics (originally, or now - at the moment). They used to quote...
    Don't blame you. :blue thumb:The tax thingie is being fought hard.The mining rights problem goes back centuries and nothing to do with politics (originally, or now - at the moment). They used to quote that a land owner owns their property 'From the heavens above to the earth beneath'. This got...
    Don't blame you. :blue thumb:The tax thingie is being fought hard.The mining rights problem goes back centuries and nothing to do with politics (originally, or now - at the moment). They used to quote that a land owner owns their property 'From the...
    Don't blame you. :blue thumb:The tax thingie is being fought hard.The mining rights problem goes back centuries and nothing to do with politics (originally, or now - at the moment). They used to quote...
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  6. Jack McHammocklashing
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    JackMcH's Allotment

    I don't know about Jack's allotment but my one is only about 3 miles from his and both are owned by Fife Council. Certainly on our allotments, and I suspect Jacks, each is enclosed by fencing and...
    I don't know about Jack's allotment but my one is only about 3 miles from his and both are owned by Fife Council. Certainly on our allotments, and I suspect Jacks, each is enclosed by fencing and a locked gate at each allotment, within the outer security fence and gates. The allotment holder...
    I don't know about Jack's allotment but my one is only about 3 miles from his and both are owned by Fife Council. Certainly on our allotments, and I suspect Jacks, each is enclosed by fencing and a locked gate at each allotment, within the outer...
    I don't know about Jack's allotment but my one is only about 3 miles from his and both are owned by Fife Council. Certainly on our allotments, and I suspect Jacks, each is enclosed by fencing and...
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  7. Linz
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    Linny's allotment

    I'd really like to get one after reading yours and Steves threads but we got use of 6 polytunnels on the whole site, £5 a section!! Not sure if they're allowed on individual plots but I know we...
    I'd really like to get one after reading yours and Steves threads but we got use of 6 polytunnels on the whole site, £5 a section!! Not sure if they're allowed on individual plots but I know we can have greenhouses. So going to trial it for this year and see how it goes. If all goes well I might...
    I'd really like to get one after reading yours and Steves threads but we got use of 6 polytunnels on the whole site, £5 a section!! Not sure if they're allowed on individual plots but I know we can have greenhouses. So going to trial it for this...
    I'd really like to get one after reading yours and Steves threads but we got use of 6 polytunnels on the whole site, £5 a section!! Not sure if they're allowed on individual plots but I know we...
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  8. Denton Dave

    Rotovator screaming

    Thanks all for the replies, I have looked on the internet quickly there is information available to looks like I will be able to get it back into good shape.Sandy, know what you mean about the...
    Thanks all for the replies, I have looked on the internet quickly there is information available to looks like I will be able to get it back into good shape.Sandy, know what you mean about the manualsThanks Dave
    Thanks all for the replies, I have looked on the internet quickly there is information available to looks like I will be able to get it back into good shape.Sandy, know what you mean about the manualsThanks Dave
    Thanks all for the replies, I have looked on the internet quickly there is information available to looks like I will be able to get it back into good shape.Sandy, know what you mean about the...
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  9. Snorky85

    Inherited an allotment and not sure what to do!

    Thanks @Baymule I wish id not bothered as they were growing well. I've mounded up before when doing bags but never got many potatoes....id put it down to my old house having a very shady garden.
    Thanks @Baymule I wish id not bothered as they were growing well. I've mounded up before when doing bags but never got many potatoes....id put it down to my old house having a very shady garden.
    Thanks @Baymule I wish id not bothered as they were growing well. I've mounded up before when doing bags but never got many potatoes....id put it down to my old house having a very shady garden.
    Thanks @Baymule I wish id not bothered as they were growing well. I've mounded up before when doing bags but never got many potatoes....id put it down to my old house having a very shady garden.
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  10. JWK
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    John's Allotment

    I can't claim credit for the idea, I only noticed it when I got my allotment. It's very useful wandering around the site and getting ideas from other folk's plots.Hee hee, I think most of mine...
    I can't claim credit for the idea, I only noticed it when I got my allotment. It's very useful wandering around the site and getting ideas from other folk's plots.Hee hee, I think most of mine are empty Tonic bottles too :)
    I can't claim credit for the idea, I only noticed it when I got my allotment. It's very useful wandering around the site and getting ideas from other folk's plots.Hee hee, I think most of mine are empty Tonic bottles too :)
    I can't claim credit for the idea, I only noticed it when I got my allotment. It's very useful wandering around the site and getting ideas from other folk's plots.Hee hee, I think most of mine...
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  11. Snorky85

    Late sowing of spring onions

    First harvest of the spring onions for to ight duck/tofu and pancakes!
    First harvest of the spring onions for to ight duck/tofu and pancakes!
    First harvest of the spring onions for to ight duck/tofu and pancakes!
    First harvest of the spring onions for to ight duck/tofu and pancakes!
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  12. chitting kaz

    green manure ?

    It can take a lot of effort to get a new plot up and running. I took over a large plot about sixteen months ago, using the best cultivated third of it for vegetables that year, preparing another...
    It can take a lot of effort to get a new plot up and running. I took over a large plot about sixteen months ago, using the best cultivated third of it for vegetables that year, preparing another third for fruit and the final (and most overgrown) third for vegetables this year. Next year should...
    It can take a lot of effort to get a new plot up and running. I took over a large plot about sixteen months ago, using the best cultivated third of it for vegetables that year, preparing another third for fruit and the final (and most overgrown)...
    It can take a lot of effort to get a new plot up and running. I took over a large plot about sixteen months ago, using the best cultivated third of it for vegetables that year, preparing another...
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  13. Steve R

    Paying plot rent

    One of our local allotments (quite a large site) have an annual wine and cake evening in one of the polytunnels. The clerk comes to it and collects the rent. It also gives a chance for the...
    One of our local allotments (quite a large site) have an annual wine and cake evening in one of the polytunnels. The clerk comes to it and collects the rent. It also gives a chance for the tenants to chat to him about any problems or ideas. Anyone who can't attend gives their cheque or cash...
    One of our local allotments (quite a large site) have an annual wine and cake evening in one of the polytunnels. The clerk comes to it and collects the rent. It also gives a chance for the tenants to chat to him about any problems or ideas. ...
    One of our local allotments (quite a large site) have an annual wine and cake evening in one of the polytunnels. The clerk comes to it and collects the rent. It also gives a chance for the...
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  14. chitting kaz
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    officially MY PLOT

    Or both.lol
    Or both.lol
    Or both.lol
    Or both.lol
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  15. ms.mapgirl

    Edging veg beds...

    @chitting kazHi Kaz, no use debating, :) just get out there and do something about it. :thumbsup: It may turn out to be the wrong thing but you can always change it. :grphg:"I didn't get to where I am today..." :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    @chitting kazHi Kaz, no use debating, :) just get out there and do something about it. :thumbsup: It may turn out to be the wrong thing but you can always change it. :grphg:"I didn't get to where I am today..." :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    @chitting kazHi Kaz, no use debating, :) just get out there and do something about it. :thumbsup: It may turn out to be the wrong thing but you can always change it. :grphg:"I didn't get to where I am today..." :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    @chitting kazHi Kaz, no use debating, :) just get out there and do something about it. :thumbsup: It may turn out to be the wrong thing but you can always change it. :grphg:"I didn't get to where I am today..." :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
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  16. zappamusic2010

    Bindweed - Mexican Marigolds ...

    The problem with using Tagetes minuta is that you're replacing one weed with another possible problem - and giving yourself extra work that you obviously don't have time for. That's apart from...
    The problem with using Tagetes minuta is that you're replacing one weed with another possible problem - and giving yourself extra work that you obviously don't have time for. That's apart from the rather unpleasant smell of the plant!I've used the 'pulling method' for the last 40 years as we...
    The problem with using Tagetes minuta is that you're replacing one weed with another possible problem - and giving yourself extra work that you obviously don't have time for. That's apart from the rather unpleasant smell of the plant!I've used...
    The problem with using Tagetes minuta is that you're replacing one weed with another possible problem - and giving yourself extra work that you obviously don't have time for. That's apart from...
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  17. stephenprudence
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    My allotment

    Thanks Zigs I love it down on the plot it's awesome :-)Leeski I'm on Thingwall Community Allotments near you aka Warrens Medical Centre area so it's worth coming and have a look at the site....
    Thanks Zigs I love it down on the plot it's awesome :-)Leeski I'm on Thingwall Community Allotments near you aka Warrens Medical Centre area so it's worth coming and have a look at the site. I'll pm you some contact details for the site if you want to see if they have any plots left.
    Thanks Zigs I love it down on the plot it's awesome :-)Leeski I'm on Thingwall Community Allotments near you aka Warrens Medical Centre area so it's worth coming and have a look at the site. I'll pm you some contact details for the site if you...
    Thanks Zigs I love it down on the plot it's awesome :-)Leeski I'm on Thingwall Community Allotments near you aka Warrens Medical Centre area so it's worth coming and have a look at the site....
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  18. Steve R

    Do you use a battery operated strimmer?

    I had a small battery operated strimmer for tickling round my shed regularly, but always used a petrol strimmer for the rest of the plot. I hated the petrol stimmer with a passion - heavy,...
    I had a small battery operated strimmer for tickling round my shed regularly, but always used a petrol strimmer for the rest of the plot. I hated the petrol stimmer with a passion - heavy, smelly, hot, temperamental, exhausting - and consequently would put off doing the job until things started...
    I had a small battery operated strimmer for tickling round my shed regularly, but always used a petrol strimmer for the rest of the plot. I hated the petrol stimmer with a passion - heavy, smelly, hot, temperamental, exhausting - and...
    I had a small battery operated strimmer for tickling round my shed regularly, but always used a petrol strimmer for the rest of the plot. I hated the petrol stimmer with a passion - heavy,...
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  19. Webmaster
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    A lot of work to do.......

    Magic, thanks!
    Magic, thanks!
    Magic, thanks!
    Magic, thanks!
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  20. enchanté jardinier

    Split Rail Fencing - Split rail fence building steps

    Could you post it here? I would much rather view it here as part of the Gardeners corner experience rather than navigate away from GC..Steve...:)
    Could you post it here? I would much rather view it here as part of the Gardeners corner experience rather than navigate away from GC..Steve...:)
    Could you post it here? I would much rather view it here as part of the Gardeners corner experience rather than navigate away from GC..Steve...:)
    Could you post it here? I would much rather view it here as part of the Gardeners corner experience rather than navigate away from GC..Steve...:)
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  21. IceColdRum
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    [Pic Heavy] Just been offered an Allotment :)

    Sweetcorn is coming along nicely as are the sunflowers I sowed.
    Sweetcorn is coming along nicely as are the sunflowers I sowed.
    Sweetcorn is coming along nicely as are the sunflowers I sowed.
    Sweetcorn is coming along nicely as are the sunflowers I sowed.
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  22. MrsTea
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    Mrs Tea's Allotment

    Short update on the garden :)Three cucumber plants are growing happily, and have a new neighbour: sweet peas.My tomatoes are doing really well, so do most of the kohlrabi plants. The brussel...
    Short update on the garden :)Three cucumber plants are growing happily, and have a new neighbour: sweet peas.My tomatoes are doing really well, so do most of the kohlrabi plants. The brussel sprouts love their new home and grow very well, too!My husband's chilis love their greenhouse...
    Short update on the garden :)Three cucumber plants are growing happily, and have a new neighbour: sweet peas.My tomatoes are doing really well, so do most of the kohlrabi plants. The brussel sprouts love their new home and grow very well,...
    Short update on the garden :)Three cucumber plants are growing happily, and have a new neighbour: sweet peas.My tomatoes are doing really well, so do most of the kohlrabi plants. The brussel...
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  23. IceColdRum

    Would you say this is organic?

    Can't see the caterpillars complaining even if it's not organic:yahoo:
    Can't see the caterpillars complaining even if it's not organic:yahoo:
    Can't see the caterpillars complaining even if it's not organic:yahoo:
    Can't see the caterpillars complaining even if it's not organic:yahoo:
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  24. The Early Bushman

    Advise on materials for raised veg bed

    Yes, I will get some pics up of my garden at the minute and some of after aswell. We have just moved in and the place is infested with weeds. The house has been empty for a while as the previous...
    Yes, I will get some pics up of my garden at the minute and some of after aswell. We have just moved in and the place is infested with weeds. The house has been empty for a while as the previous occupant passed away some years ago so the garden has been reclaimed by nature which i don't mind...
    Yes, I will get some pics up of my garden at the minute and some of after aswell. We have just moved in and the place is infested with weeds. The house has been empty for a while as the previous occupant passed away some years ago so the garden...
    Yes, I will get some pics up of my garden at the minute and some of after aswell. We have just moved in and the place is infested with weeds. The house has been empty for a while as the previous...
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  25. Amy Kakoura

    Seed case sticking to seedling

    Thanks, I'll give that a go! XSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Thanks, I'll give that a go! XSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Thanks, I'll give that a go! XSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Thanks, I'll give that a go! XSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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