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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. clanless
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    Got this 2 weeks ago

    Just snuck down to the allotment for 5 mins - on the pretense that I was doing some local shopping.As it was 7.30 pm - fairly safe bet no one else will be there. Someone was, but he also had to...
    Just snuck down to the allotment for 5 mins - on the pretense that I was doing some local shopping.As it was 7.30 pm - fairly safe bet no one else will be there. Someone was, but he also had to do some shopping (I don't believe him for one minute - sounds like an excuse to me). Didn't touch...
    Just snuck down to the allotment for 5 mins - on the pretense that I was doing some local shopping.As it was 7.30 pm - fairly safe bet no one else will be there. Someone was, but he also had to do some shopping (I don't believe him for one...
    Just snuck down to the allotment for 5 mins - on the pretense that I was doing some local shopping.As it was 7.30 pm - fairly safe bet no one else will be there. Someone was, but he also had to...
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  7. Kennyhicks

    Ive got a new alloment

    I don't think there are any short cuts - I would mark out some beds (with paths inbetween) and clear one bed at a time. In the past I have found potatoes very good to start with as planting and...
    I don't think there are any short cuts - I would mark out some beds (with paths inbetween) and clear one bed at a time. In the past I have found potatoes very good to start with as planting and harvesting them the soil gets broken up nicely and with the amount of leaf cover they make it doesn't...
    I don't think there are any short cuts - I would mark out some beds (with paths inbetween) and clear one bed at a time. In the past I have found potatoes very good to start with as planting and harvesting them the soil gets broken up nicely and...
    I don't think there are any short cuts - I would mark out some beds (with paths inbetween) and clear one bed at a time. In the past I have found potatoes very good to start with as planting and...
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  8. Paul Blackburn

    Can someone tell me what this weed is

    I was thinking give it a good spray of weedkiller when there are no vegetables in the bed then cover it with black plastic sheeting and leave untill the spring then get rid of all the soil and put...
    I was thinking give it a good spray of weedkiller when there are no vegetables in the bed then cover it with black plastic sheeting and leave untill the spring then get rid of all the soil and put a new mixture of manure and topsoil in and then cover it again untill I am ready to use it.Would...
    I was thinking give it a good spray of weedkiller when there are no vegetables in the bed then cover it with black plastic sheeting and leave untill the spring then get rid of all the soil and put a new mixture of manure and topsoil in and then...
    I was thinking give it a good spray of weedkiller when there are no vegetables in the bed then cover it with black plastic sheeting and leave untill the spring then get rid of all the soil and put...
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  9. Kristen

    Steve's Videos

    Here is my latest video, thought you might be interested to see this here on GC. No Dig update.Steve...:)
    Here is my latest video, thought you might be interested to see this here on GC. No Dig update.Steve...:)
    Here is my latest video, thought you might be interested to see this here on GC. No Dig update.Steve...:)
    Here is my latest video, thought you might be interested to see this here on GC. No Dig update.Steve...:)
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  10. BML

    Does anyone know about hand driven water pumps?

    We used to have one when I was little girl. It was such a magic to pull and push, and get an ice cold water up.
    We used to have one when I was little girl. It was such a magic to pull and push, and get an ice cold water up.
    We used to have one when I was little girl. It was such a magic to pull and push, and get an ice cold water up.
    We used to have one when I was little girl. It was such a magic to pull and push, and get an ice cold water up.
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  11. Dingledangle

    Tomato trouble

    the toms are Wilting from the top down, the lower leaves have brown rust type spots on them. the grape vine is 2 years old and has been in the green house for around 12 months now. we have an...
    the toms are Wilting from the top down, the lower leaves have brown rust type spots on them. the grape vine is 2 years old and has been in the green house for around 12 months now. we have an older one in an other green house thats fine and no signs of wilt. it seems to be the same thing thats...
    the toms are Wilting from the top down, the lower leaves have brown rust type spots on them. the grape vine is 2 years old and has been in the green house for around 12 months now. we have an older one in an other green house thats fine and no...
    the toms are Wilting from the top down, the lower leaves have brown rust type spots on them. the grape vine is 2 years old and has been in the green house for around 12 months now. we have an...
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  12. Ed S

    What happened?!

    I'm in S.E and the wind did keep the frost away for me, but I'm up relatively high, frost pockets would have caught it. At this time of the year any frost is gone by 7 am usually. On my 10 drive...
    I'm in S.E and the wind did keep the frost away for me, but I'm up relatively high, frost pockets would have caught it. At this time of the year any frost is gone by 7 am usually. On my 10 drive to work on a cold spring morning I can get a variation of 5C depending on how high I am at the time,...
    I'm in S.E and the wind did keep the frost away for me, but I'm up relatively high, frost pockets would have caught it. At this time of the year any frost is gone by 7 am usually. On my 10 drive to work on a cold spring morning I can get a...
    I'm in S.E and the wind did keep the frost away for me, but I'm up relatively high, frost pockets would have caught it. At this time of the year any frost is gone by 7 am usually. On my 10 drive...
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  13. Ystalyfera

    New allotment

    Ah ok will leave them alone then and see what happens!Thank you
    Ah ok will leave them alone then and see what happens!Thank you
    Ah ok will leave them alone then and see what happens!Thank you
    Ah ok will leave them alone then and see what happens!Thank you
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  14. Paul Blackburn

    Making new raised bed

    I wouldn't worry about it, I suspect most compost heaps get Rats as visitors, but worth wearing gloves when working the compost (weeding etc.) for a while until any pathogens (if there are any...
    I wouldn't worry about it, I suspect most compost heaps get Rats as visitors, but worth wearing gloves when working the compost (weeding etc.) for a while until any pathogens (if there are any ...) have died off.By the time any crops are harvested the risk will have gone.But ... I never put...
    I wouldn't worry about it, I suspect most compost heaps get Rats as visitors, but worth wearing gloves when working the compost (weeding etc.) for a while until any pathogens (if there are any ...) have died off.By the time any crops are...
    I wouldn't worry about it, I suspect most compost heaps get Rats as visitors, but worth wearing gloves when working the compost (weeding etc.) for a while until any pathogens (if there are any...
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  15. GMorris

    Am I too late to start a 'No Dig' allotment?

    Thank you! Now get yourself in front of the camera, please..you have lots to offer and share and 1000's would appreciate it if you did.A plot holder on our site has just spread a trailer full...
    Thank you! Now get yourself in front of the camera, please..you have lots to offer and share and 1000's would appreciate it if you did.A plot holder on our site has just spread a trailer full of the furnace waste yesterday, well he chucks it in and the Chickens spread it for him. Hoping I...
    Thank you! Now get yourself in front of the camera, please..you have lots to offer and share and 1000's would appreciate it if you did.A plot holder on our site has just spread a trailer full of the furnace waste yesterday, well he chucks it...
    Thank you! Now get yourself in front of the camera, please..you have lots to offer and share and 1000's would appreciate it if you did.A plot holder on our site has just spread a trailer full...
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  16. stephenprudence
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    Ready for Spring.

    Nice and tidy Stephen, it will be a joy to work in that garden this year and no doubt bountiful crops too.Steve...:)
    Nice and tidy Stephen, it will be a joy to work in that garden this year and no doubt bountiful crops too.Steve...:)
    Nice and tidy Stephen, it will be a joy to work in that garden this year and no doubt bountiful crops too.Steve...:)
    Nice and tidy Stephen, it will be a joy to work in that garden this year and no doubt bountiful crops too.Steve...:)
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  17. Moley

    Moley's Allotment Journey

    Hats off to Marshalls for their customer service. Ordered this on Wednesday night with the expected delivery date of next Wednesday - only for it arrive first thing this morning. Will definitely...
    Hats off to Marshalls for their customer service. Ordered this on Wednesday night with the expected delivery date of next Wednesday - only for it arrive first thing this morning. Will definitely be using them again.
    Hats off to Marshalls for their customer service. Ordered this on Wednesday night with the expected delivery date of next Wednesday - only for it arrive first thing this morning. Will definitely be using them again.
    Hats off to Marshalls for their customer service. Ordered this on Wednesday night with the expected delivery date of next Wednesday - only for it arrive first thing this morning. Will definitely...
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  18. Jade86

    New allotment rotten apple tree

    Thank you
    Thank you
    Thank you
    Thank you
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  19. stephenprudence
    Like x 9

    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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  20. 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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  21. daitheplant
    Like x 3

    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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  22. 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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  23. OxfordNick
    Like x 8

    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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  24. 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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  25. "doddery"
    Like x 13

    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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