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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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    Government Allotment Petition ....

    I think that you'll find the owners of most of the sites are big companies and their major investors are the pension companies. So if there's a punitive charge for this to be done it will only...
    I think that you'll find the owners of most of the sites are big companies and their major investors are the pension companies. So if there's a punitive charge for this to be done it will only affect the 'man in the street' that has part of his wages going to a pension fund.There needs to be...
    I think that you'll find the owners of most of the sites are big companies and their major investors are the pension companies. So if there's a punitive charge for this to be done it will only affect the 'man in the street' that has part of his...
    I think that you'll find the owners of most of the sites are big companies and their major investors are the pension companies. So if there's a punitive charge for this to be done it will only...
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  4. UsedtobeDendy
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    Things are a bit different in Scotland

    That makes sense, much more appropriate area!:)
    That makes sense, much more appropriate area!:)
    That makes sense, much more appropriate area!:)
    That makes sense, much more appropriate area!:)
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  5. Webmaster
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    Useful x 5

    Advice on getting an allotment ......

    I didn't find the council helpful in linking me to an allotment, but what I did find was using your local councils website, they usually list all the surrounding allotment sites.Working from my...
    I didn't find the council helpful in linking me to an allotment, but what I did find was using your local councils website, they usually list all the surrounding allotment sites.Working from my own postcode, I then found the nearest and typed it into a search engine and luckily they had their...
    I didn't find the council helpful in linking me to an allotment, but what I did find was using your local councils website, they usually list all the surrounding allotment sites.Working from my own postcode, I then found the nearest and typed...
    I didn't find the council helpful in linking me to an allotment, but what I did find was using your local councils website, they usually list all the surrounding allotment sites.Working from my...
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  7. OxfordNick
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    Nicks New allotment

    Dont think so - most of the plots havent bothered but the lot before me appear to have put it up (poorly) & then planted 5 or 6 dwarf fruit trees which they started to train to the fence. They...
    Dont think so - most of the plots havent bothered but the lot before me appear to have put it up (poorly) & then planted 5 or 6 dwarf fruit trees which they started to train to the fence. They only used staples to hold the mesh up & those have rusted so the wire has come away from the posts...
    Dont think so - most of the plots havent bothered but the lot before me appear to have put it up (poorly) & then planted 5 or 6 dwarf fruit trees which they started to train to the fence. They only used staples to hold the mesh up & those have...
    Dont think so - most of the plots havent bothered but the lot before me appear to have put it up (poorly) & then planted 5 or 6 dwarf fruit trees which they started to train to the fence. They...
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  8. Tinker86
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    Tinkers Allotment

    More progress down at my plot. Because the majority of my beds are ready to go, I did a bit more work on the pond area, adding a couple of plants, well, bamboo cuttings and grasses inside...
    More progress down at my plot. Because the majority of my beds are ready to go, I did a bit more work on the pond area, adding a couple of plants, well, bamboo cuttings and grasses inside the butlers sinks on a bed of pea shingle.I inherited some free roofing tiles so they came in...
    More progress down at my plot. Because the majority of my beds are ready to go, I did a bit more work on the pond area, adding a couple of plants, well, bamboo cuttings and grasses inside the butlers sinks on a bed of pea shingle.I...
    More progress down at my plot. Because the majority of my beds are ready to go, I did a bit more work on the pond area, adding a couple of plants, well, bamboo cuttings and grasses inside...
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  9. Jimb0b
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    My allotment progress

    There's a whole lot of difference mate plus organization
    There's a whole lot of difference mate plus organization
    There's a whole lot of difference mate plus organization
    There's a whole lot of difference mate plus organization
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  10. Steve R
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    Recycled/Pallet Shed.

    Steve, brilliant. Absolutely brilliant :)
    Steve, brilliant. Absolutely brilliant :)
    Steve, brilliant. Absolutely brilliant :)
    Steve, brilliant. Absolutely brilliant :)
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  11. Notty1975

    Potatoes and manure

    Brill thanks for that
    Brill thanks for that
    Brill thanks for that
    Brill thanks for that
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  12. Notty1975

    Filling raised beds

    Thanks for all the help and advice everyone
    Thanks for all the help and advice everyone
    Thanks for all the help and advice everyone
    Thanks for all the help and advice everyone
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  13. Linz
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    Linny's allotment

    ha ha! brilliant tips @Linz Thank you!:wub2:
    ha ha! brilliant tips @Linz Thank you!:wub2:
    ha ha! brilliant tips @Linz Thank you!:wub2:
    ha ha! brilliant tips @Linz Thank you!:wub2:
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  14. Steve R

    Admin fees and paper trails.

    Great news :blue thumb:. It's a good idea to have a representative of the 'Allotment Society' on their working group. Although they seem happy to have you on the group it looks much better on their books...
    Great news :blue thumb:. It's a good idea to have a representative of the 'Allotment Society' on their working group. Although they seem happy to have you on the group it looks much better on their books and minutes if they have an official representative (you) of a properly formed organisation. That's...
    Great news :blue thumb:. It's a good idea to have a representative of the 'Allotment Society' on their working group. Although they seem happy to have you on the group it looks much better on their books and minutes if they have an official representative...
    Great news :blue thumb:. It's a good idea to have a representative of the 'Allotment Society' on their working group. Although they seem happy to have you on the group it looks much better on their books...
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  15. Chesterfieldgardener

    Carrot Seeds

    Can you remind me in 4 years, when I've possibly used up my current "stock" haha
    Can you remind me in 4 years, when I've possibly used up my current "stock" haha
    Can you remind me in 4 years, when I've possibly used up my current "stock" haha
    Can you remind me in 4 years, when I've possibly used up my current "stock" haha
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  16. Gail_68
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  17. Steve R
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    Cut Flower Garden Project.

    @Freddy That video should be abolished .... total disgrace to people such as myself and others who try our very and I mean very best at flower arranging because plants don't like our environments
    @Freddy That video should be abolished .... total disgrace to people such as myself and others who try our very and I mean very best at flower arranging because plants don't like our environments
    @Freddy That video should be abolished .... total disgrace to people such as myself and others who try our very and I mean very best at flower arranging because plants don't like our environments
    @Freddy That video should be abolished .... total disgrace to people such as myself and others who try our very and I mean very best at flower arranging because plants don't like our environments
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  18. Stevebeard

    Planting raised beds

    I have the same problem here - heavy clay soil - and installed raised flower beds to alleviate the problem.Would recommend at least breaking into the surface of the clay soil - this will help...
    I have the same problem here - heavy clay soil - and installed raised flower beds to alleviate the problem.Would recommend at least breaking into the surface of the clay soil - this will help drainage enormously :blue thumb:.In terms of what to plant - it will be a leaf crop one year (which will deplete...
    I have the same problem here - heavy clay soil - and installed raised flower beds to alleviate the problem.Would recommend at least breaking into the surface of the clay soil - this will help drainage enormously :blue thumb:.In terms of what to plant -...
    I have the same problem here - heavy clay soil - and installed raised flower beds to alleviate the problem.Would recommend at least breaking into the surface of the clay soil - this will help...
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  19. "doddery"
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    Got myself a new allotment

    What a terrific looking site, and now you have it in shape cant wait to see what you plant..
    What a terrific looking site, and now you have it in shape cant wait to see what you plant..
    What a terrific looking site, and now you have it in shape cant wait to see what you plant..
    What a terrific looking site, and now you have it in shape cant wait to see what you plant..
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  20. Notty1975

    Heating my greenhouse

    Personally, I would want it clear so I could see out of it...even if the light is better through opaque.I have no idea which is best although I would think clear is.Steve...:)
    Personally, I would want it clear so I could see out of it...even if the light is better through opaque.I have no idea which is best although I would think clear is.Steve...:)
    Personally, I would want it clear so I could see out of it...even if the light is better through opaque.I have no idea which is best although I would think clear is.Steve...:)
    Personally, I would want it clear so I could see out of it...even if the light is better through opaque.I have no idea which is best although I would think clear is.Steve...:)
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  21. Webmaster
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    A song for you all :D

    Or at least Eurovision ;)
    Or at least Eurovision ;)
    Or at least Eurovision ;)
    Or at least Eurovision ;)
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  22. Tinker86

    No Dig Approach

    Good morning GCs very own celebrity hahaMy allotment plot as you can imagine, from previous tenants hard work feeding and turning the soil makes it a cracking medium. That's really why I am...
    Good morning GCs very own celebrity hahaMy allotment plot as you can imagine, from previous tenants hard work feeding and turning the soil makes it a cracking medium. That's really why I am considering the no dig direction.But living in a big city, in my home garden, I have to turn it each...
    Good morning GCs very own celebrity hahaMy allotment plot as you can imagine, from previous tenants hard work feeding and turning the soil makes it a cracking medium. That's really why I am considering the no dig direction.But living in a...
    Good morning GCs very own celebrity hahaMy allotment plot as you can imagine, from previous tenants hard work feeding and turning the soil makes it a cracking medium. That's really why I am...
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  23. Jimb0b

    Had an offer

    @Linz - Bindweed will take years to kill. Forking up the chunky white rhizomes in the winter is a great way to destroy the 'powerhouse' that is running the machine. If it's hiding amongst hedge...
    @Linz - Bindweed will take years to kill. Forking up the chunky white rhizomes in the winter is a great way to destroy the 'powerhouse' that is running the machine. If it's hiding amongst hedge roots, not exactly easy though :doh:Nitrile gauntlets, eye protection, a strong mix of glyphosate and a...
    @Linz - Bindweed will take years to kill. Forking up the chunky white rhizomes in the winter is a great way to destroy the 'powerhouse' that is running the machine. If it's hiding amongst hedge roots, not exactly easy though :doh:Nitrile gauntlets,...
    @Linz - Bindweed will take years to kill. Forking up the chunky white rhizomes in the winter is a great way to destroy the 'powerhouse' that is running the machine. If it's hiding amongst hedge...
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  24. Linz

    Green manure

    phacelia tanacetifolia, easy to grow from seed. The bees love it, if you let it flower.
    phacelia tanacetifolia, easy to grow from seed. The bees love it, if you let it flower.
    phacelia tanacetifolia, easy to grow from seed. The bees love it, if you let it flower.
    phacelia tanacetifolia, easy to grow from seed. The bees love it, if you let it flower.
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  25. stephenprudence
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    My allotment

    I really love the none symmetry to the plot, although I'm sure this wasn't a rushed, throw some raised beds anywhere kind of job, but instead well thought out.The varied sizes and shapes really...
    I really love the none symmetry to the plot, although I'm sure this wasn't a rushed, throw some raised beds anywhere kind of job, but instead well thought out.The varied sizes and shapes really look like they work in terms of using the plot not just for the sole purpose of filling it with a...
    I really love the none symmetry to the plot, although I'm sure this wasn't a rushed, throw some raised beds anywhere kind of job, but instead well thought out.The varied sizes and shapes really look like they work in terms of using the plot...
    I really love the none symmetry to the plot, although I'm sure this wasn't a rushed, throw some raised beds anywhere kind of job, but instead well thought out.The varied sizes and shapes really...
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  26. Carllennon

    How do I start?

    Definitely strim it down now with a decent strimmer and talk to some of the plot holders whilst doing so.Doing both of these will help determine what is or was, where on the plot. For example...
    Definitely strim it down now with a decent strimmer and talk to some of the plot holders whilst doing so.Doing both of these will help determine what is or was, where on the plot. For example where bed edges and pathways are, if there is anything like old rhubarb or asparagus beds or soft...
    Definitely strim it down now with a decent strimmer and talk to some of the plot holders whilst doing so.Doing both of these will help determine what is or was, where on the plot. For example where bed edges and pathways are, if there is...
    Definitely strim it down now with a decent strimmer and talk to some of the plot holders whilst doing so.Doing both of these will help determine what is or was, where on the plot. For example...
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