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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Webmaster
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    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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  6. Jade86

    New allotment rotten apple tree

    Thank you
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  7. clanless
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    Got this 2 weeks ago

    Planted the Kosztela apple tree today - after shifting 17 barrow loads of cow manure - it was windy, cold and sometimes rained.Now that's dedication....possibly....or something else :biggrin:.Red...
    Planted the Kosztela apple tree today - after shifting 17 barrow loads of cow manure - it was windy, cold and sometimes rained.Now that's dedication....possibly....or something else :biggrin:.Red Boskoop going in tomorrow - B&Q didn't have a Granny Smith so I'll have to order of...
    Planted the Kosztela apple tree today - after shifting 17 barrow loads of cow manure - it was windy, cold and sometimes rained.Now that's dedication....possibly....or something else :biggrin:.Red Boskoop going in tomorrow - B&Q didn't have a Granny...
    Planted the Kosztela apple tree today - after shifting 17 barrow loads of cow manure - it was windy, cold and sometimes rained.Now that's dedication....possibly....or something else :biggrin:.Red...
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  8. stephenprudence
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    The allotment this year

    Ive been absent again haha. Well the space on my allotment is quite limited but I chose the one that is best (or was the best at the time I got it) for producing self pollinated fruit (although I...
    Ive been absent again haha. Well the space on my allotment is quite limited but I chose the one that is best (or was the best at the time I got it) for producing self pollinated fruit (although I use a paintbrush for pollination). It seems to work too, I have about 6 good size fruit on my plant...
    Ive been absent again haha. Well the space on my allotment is quite limited but I chose the one that is best (or was the best at the time I got it) for producing self pollinated fruit (although I use a paintbrush for pollination). It seems to...
    Ive been absent again haha. Well the space on my allotment is quite limited but I chose the one that is best (or was the best at the time I got it) for producing self pollinated fruit (although I...
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  9. Nikolaos

    Sawdust as a temporary weed-suppressing mulch

    I wish you could get a crate of beer for a bag of sawdust over here,:biggrin: our stuff all goes for incineration, but most of it is hardwood dust which nobody seems to want.And it takes a long time to...
    I wish you could get a crate of beer for a bag of sawdust over here,:biggrin: our stuff all goes for incineration, but most of it is hardwood dust which nobody seems to want.And it takes a long time to rot down in the soil.Occasionally get the odd horsey person wanting a bag of softwood chippings,...
    I wish you could get a crate of beer for a bag of sawdust over here,:biggrin: our stuff all goes for incineration, but most of it is hardwood dust which nobody seems to want.And it takes a long time to rot down in the soil.Occasionally get the odd...
    I wish you could get a crate of beer for a bag of sawdust over here,:biggrin: our stuff all goes for incineration, but most of it is hardwood dust which nobody seems to want.And it takes a long time to...
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  10. daitheplant
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    Allotments

    Mine is 145 sq metres and I only had to wait around a week. Mostly fruit (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) but planning to add a small, pollinator-friendly ornamental area...
    Mine is 145 sq metres and I only had to wait around a week. Mostly fruit (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) but planning to add a small, pollinator-friendly ornamental area eventually. Have just planted 2 rows of raspberries and will be adding a third soon. Also...
    Mine is 145 sq metres and I only had to wait around a week. Mostly fruit (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) but planning to add a small, pollinator-friendly ornamental area eventually. Have just planted 2 rows of raspberries...
    Mine is 145 sq metres and I only had to wait around a week. Mostly fruit (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries) but planning to add a small, pollinator-friendly ornamental area...
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  11. AndyS

    Overgrown plot - how to get under control?

    This maybe a good solution for you, have a look at my topic on "No Dig" here on this forum No DigIn particular, look at my last few posts on the second page of that topic where I show in...
    This maybe a good solution for you, have a look at my topic on "No Dig" here on this forum No DigIn particular, look at my last few posts on the second page of that topic where I show in photographs how bare ground or ground full of weed can be dealt with using "No Dig".The man championing...
    This maybe a good solution for you, have a look at my topic on "No Dig" here on this forum No DigIn particular, look at my last few posts on the second page of that topic where I show in photographs how bare ground or ground full of weed can be...
    This maybe a good solution for you, have a look at my topic on "No Dig" here on this forum No DigIn particular, look at my last few posts on the second page of that topic where I show in...
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  12. OxfordNick
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    Nicks New allotment

    Looks fantastic. Great that you have stuck with it and it will keep on getting better year after year!
    Looks fantastic. Great that you have stuck with it and it will keep on getting better year after year!
    Looks fantastic. Great that you have stuck with it and it will keep on getting better year after year!
    Looks fantastic. Great that you have stuck with it and it will keep on getting better year after year!
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  13. Steve R

    WRAS back flow water valves

    The regs require double check valves at each tap point. The biggest risk on an allotment would be backflow from a hose left connected to a tap and the tap still left switched on. Contaminated...
    The regs require double check valves at each tap point. The biggest risk on an allotment would be backflow from a hose left connected to a tap and the tap still left switched on. Contaminated water could then reach other taps which may not be a problem if everyone is just watering their plants,...
    The regs require double check valves at each tap point. The biggest risk on an allotment would be backflow from a hose left connected to a tap and the tap still left switched on. Contaminated water could then reach other taps which may not be a...
    The regs require double check valves at each tap point. The biggest risk on an allotment would be backflow from a hose left connected to a tap and the tap still left switched on. Contaminated...
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  14. "doddery"
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    Got myself a new allotment

    Been a while since I posted an update on my new allotment. I had a great year in 2018 due to the great summer we had. I've attached a photo which was taken early in the growing season. However,...
    Been a while since I posted an update on my new allotment. I had a great year in 2018 due to the great summer we had. I've attached a photo which was taken early in the growing season. However, the best thing from last year was I now have bees on my allotment. I have three hives at the moment...
    Been a while since I posted an update on my new allotment. I had a great year in 2018 due to the great summer we had. I've attached a photo which was taken early in the growing season. However, the best thing from last year was I now have bees on...
    Been a while since I posted an update on my new allotment. I had a great year in 2018 due to the great summer we had. I've attached a photo which was taken early in the growing season. However,...
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  15. Steve R

    Forming and Allotment Association - 1st Meeting help!

    Many thanks Dai, I have already looked around your site, the CAA site and many of the individual ones too. A great framework and umbrella awaiting to be used and added to. It should grow well and...
    Many thanks Dai, I have already looked around your site, the CAA site and many of the individual ones too. A great framework and umbrella awaiting to be used and added to. It should grow well and I hope it does. Allotments definitely need a voice in this changing modern world.Steve...:)
    Many thanks Dai, I have already looked around your site, the CAA site and many of the individual ones too. A great framework and umbrella awaiting to be used and added to. It should grow well and I hope it does. Allotments definitely need a voice...
    Many thanks Dai, I have already looked around your site, the CAA site and many of the individual ones too. A great framework and umbrella awaiting to be used and added to. It should grow well and...
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  16. Steve R
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    Cut Flower Garden Project.

    I knew it would be right, just my lack of knowledge. Three metres is quite impressive, I would love to try this one so yes please to some seeds and thank you.Steve...:)
    I knew it would be right, just my lack of knowledge. Three metres is quite impressive, I would love to try this one so yes please to some seeds and thank you.Steve...:)
    I knew it would be right, just my lack of knowledge. Three metres is quite impressive, I would love to try this one so yes please to some seeds and thank you.Steve...:)
    I knew it would be right, just my lack of knowledge. Three metres is quite impressive, I would love to try this one so yes please to some seeds and thank you.Steve...:)
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  17. Linz
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    Linny's allotment

    Have been neglecting the plot last 2 months.. bleedin kids. So got stuck in on Sat.. took up boards and planted onions and garlic. Wayne wonder next to me has left, no more will I hear stories of...
    Have been neglecting the plot last 2 months.. bleedin kids. So got stuck in on Sat.. took up boards and planted onions and garlic. Wayne wonder next to me has left, no more will I hear stories of how he was in MI6 and also related to Princess Anne or how the IRA wanted to recruit him....sad...
    Have been neglecting the plot last 2 months.. bleedin kids. So got stuck in on Sat.. took up boards and planted onions and garlic. Wayne wonder next to me has left, no more will I hear stories of how he was in MI6 and also related to Princess...
    Have been neglecting the plot last 2 months.. bleedin kids. So got stuck in on Sat.. took up boards and planted onions and garlic. Wayne wonder next to me has left, no more will I hear stories of...
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  18. Steve R

    Cut flower - Cosmos

    I have grown Cosmos in the past and yes, they are great in a vase if cut flowers. I would go as far to say. Cosmos on their own make a grand arrangement. Over the past couple of years, I have...
    I have grown Cosmos in the past and yes, they are great in a vase if cut flowers. I would go as far to say. Cosmos on their own make a grand arrangement. Over the past couple of years, I have noticed many plantings as being so much more stronger looking.
    I have grown Cosmos in the past and yes, they are great in a vase if cut flowers. I would go as far to say. Cosmos on their own make a grand arrangement. Over the past couple of years, I have noticed many plantings as being so much more...
    I have grown Cosmos in the past and yes, they are great in a vase if cut flowers. I would go as far to say. Cosmos on their own make a grand arrangement. Over the past couple of years, I have...
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  19. Jimb0b
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    My allotment progress

    Hello James, why don't you buy a small gazebo with sides to it mate if you have the room...we had a large blue one on our back for 5yrs and it was relaxing out of the heat :)Thanks for adding the...
    Hello James, why don't you buy a small gazebo with sides to it mate if you have the room...we had a large blue one on our back for 5yrs and it was relaxing out of the heat :)Thanks for adding the pic's as everything is maturing lovely...my hubby loves Asparagus but the trouble is it keeps you on...
    Hello James, why don't you buy a small gazebo with sides to it mate if you have the room...we had a large blue one on our back for 5yrs and it was relaxing out of the heat :)Thanks for adding the pic's as everything is maturing lovely...my hubby...
    Hello James, why don't you buy a small gazebo with sides to it mate if you have the room...we had a large blue one on our back for 5yrs and it was relaxing out of the heat :)Thanks for adding the...
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  20. thriftybri

    tomato

    To achieve deep planting in grow bags, cut them in half (the growbags that is!) and stand them on end, works well in a greenhouse and it is how I always planted mine in the greenhouse at home, Now...
    To achieve deep planting in grow bags, cut them in half (the growbags that is!) and stand them on end, works well in a greenhouse and it is how I always planted mine in the greenhouse at home, Now of course I grow mine in the polytunnel at the plot.Steve...:)
    To achieve deep planting in grow bags, cut them in half (the growbags that is!) and stand them on end, works well in a greenhouse and it is how I always planted mine in the greenhouse at home, Now of course I grow mine in the polytunnel at the...
    To achieve deep planting in grow bags, cut them in half (the growbags that is!) and stand them on end, works well in a greenhouse and it is how I always planted mine in the greenhouse at home, Now...
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  21. JWK

    Cut flowers from seeds

    This year I sowed all of my saved sweet pea seeds as they were saved some years ago, plus the T&M 'Chatsworth' I got for 16p/pkt when they were seriously reduced, on a multi-save and there was a...
    This year I sowed all of my saved sweet pea seeds as they were saved some years ago, plus the T&M 'Chatsworth' I got for 16p/pkt when they were seriously reduced, on a multi-save and there was a £5 voucher with every order to use on the next one, so I got 12 pkts for just their £1.95 P&P charge...
    This year I sowed all of my saved sweet pea seeds as they were saved some years ago, plus the T&M 'Chatsworth' I got for 16p/pkt when they were seriously reduced, on a multi-save and there was a £5 voucher with every order to use on the next one,...
    This year I sowed all of my saved sweet pea seeds as they were saved some years ago, plus the T&M 'Chatsworth' I got for 16p/pkt when they were seriously reduced, on a multi-save and there was a...
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  22. TrW

    Allotment old pond as veg plot – abandon or continue

    Hi all,My first post on this forum.Around September last year I took ownership of an allotment, which had been largely used for show rather than growing. I have zero experience of gardening...
    Hi all,My first post on this forum.Around September last year I took ownership of an allotment, which had been largely used for show rather than growing. I have zero experience of gardening but have always been interested in vegetable growing as I have a high interest in food in...
    Hi all,My first post on this forum.Around September last year I took ownership of an allotment, which had been largely used for show rather than growing. I have zero experience of gardening but have always been interested in vegetable growing...
    Hi all,My first post on this forum.Around September last year I took ownership of an allotment, which had been largely used for show rather than growing. I have zero experience of gardening...
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  23. GrannyEllie

    Shall I get an allotment?

    I think I've decided against. It's not the hard work that I'm worried about, it's just that I don't think I'll be able to commit to putting in the hours, especially when they're most needed in...
    I think I've decided against. It's not the hard work that I'm worried about, it's just that I don't think I'll be able to commit to putting in the hours, especially when they're most needed in the summer.
    I think I've decided against. It's not the hard work that I'm worried about, it's just that I don't think I'll be able to commit to putting in the hours, especially when they're most needed in the summer.
    I think I've decided against. It's not the hard work that I'm worried about, it's just that I don't think I'll be able to commit to putting in the hours, especially when they're most needed in...
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  24. Tinker86
    Like x 3

    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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  25. 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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