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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

    One thing that lock down has shown me - I wasn't taking care of my own garden. It's now up to spec. and I'm going to keep it that way. One day a week down the allotment will be enough to get me...
    One thing that lock down has shown me - I wasn't taking care of my own garden. It's now up to spec. and I'm going to keep it that way. One day a week down the allotment will be enough to get me into a position where I can start planting up next year.On the subject of weed killer - for day to...
    One thing that lock down has shown me - I wasn't taking care of my own garden. It's now up to spec. and I'm going to keep it that way. One day a week down the allotment will be enough to get me into a position where I can start planting up next...
    One thing that lock down has shown me - I wasn't taking care of my own garden. It's now up to spec. and I'm going to keep it that way. One day a week down the allotment will be enough to get me...
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  7. David Cook

    Cloche usage

    Hi,Not grown winter raddish, but from what I have seen they do not need cloche protection either, certainly not this time of year.Like most plants you can grow them 'indoors' be it a cloche,...
    Hi,Not grown winter raddish, but from what I have seen they do not need cloche protection either, certainly not this time of year.Like most plants you can grow them 'indoors' be it a cloche, cold frame or greenhouse, but that can equally cause problems with watering and overheating etc. ...
    Hi,Not grown winter raddish, but from what I have seen they do not need cloche protection either, certainly not this time of year.Like most plants you can grow them 'indoors' be it a cloche, cold frame or greenhouse, but that can equally...
    Hi,Not grown winter raddish, but from what I have seen they do not need cloche protection either, certainly not this time of year.Like most plants you can grow them 'indoors' be it a cloche,...
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  8. JR

    Buzzing

    Yes Emily,... Runner beans are a firm favourite with me too! The few that i planted at home this year did get a black fly attack. Whilst at the allotments they are squeaky clean. (plenty in the...
    Yes Emily,... Runner beans are a firm favourite with me too! The few that i planted at home this year did get a black fly attack. Whilst at the allotments they are squeaky clean. (plenty in the freezer) I reckon that with all the perenial flowers down there, the insect balance is much better to...
    Yes Emily,... Runner beans are a firm favourite with me too! The few that i planted at home this year did get a black fly attack. Whilst at the allotments they are squeaky clean. (plenty in the freezer) I reckon that with all the perenial...
    Yes Emily,... Runner beans are a firm favourite with me too! The few that i planted at home this year did get a black fly attack. Whilst at the allotments they are squeaky clean. (plenty in the...
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  9. Emily Jones
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    Goodies

    Thank you @Emily Jones it must be that run of hot weather we had, the rogue is in the greenhouse but the others are out in the elements and seem to be fairing well.Tink.
    Thank you @Emily Jones it must be that run of hot weather we had, the rogue is in the greenhouse but the others are out in the elements and seem to be fairing well.Tink.
    Thank you @Emily Jones it must be that run of hot weather we had, the rogue is in the greenhouse but the others are out in the elements and seem to be fairing well.Tink.
    Thank you @Emily Jones it must be that run of hot weather we had, the rogue is in the greenhouse but the others are out in the elements and seem to be fairing well.Tink.
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  10. Emily Jones

    Not yet a composter

    Oh!!! I don't think we're allowed to light our own, we have a couple of guys who just tend a main one. It doesn't get lit too often from what I can gather. Oh my...do you think he was trying to...
    Oh!!! I don't think we're allowed to light our own, we have a couple of guys who just tend a main one. It doesn't get lit too often from what I can gather. Oh my...do you think he was trying to cook his apples before picking them :doh::biggrin:
    Oh!!! I don't think we're allowed to light our own, we have a couple of guys who just tend a main one. It doesn't get lit too often from what I can gather. Oh my...do you think he was trying to cook his apples before picking them :doh::biggrin:
    Oh!!! I don't think we're allowed to light our own, we have a couple of guys who just tend a main one. It doesn't get lit too often from what I can gather. Oh my...do you think he was trying to...
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  11. Emily Jones

    New allotment progress

    Glad your carrots are doing well. I've got to get learning more courgette recipes. I'm inundated. I recently used a few to make chutney. Not yet tasted it. My cabbage seems to be ok at the moment,...
    Glad your carrots are doing well. I've got to get learning more courgette recipes. I'm inundated. I recently used a few to make chutney. Not yet tasted it. My cabbage seems to be ok at the moment, ive got them covered over because the birds had a field day when they first got planted. Aw sounds...
    Glad your carrots are doing well. I've got to get learning more courgette recipes. I'm inundated. I recently used a few to make chutney. Not yet tasted it. My cabbage seems to be ok at the moment, ive got them covered over because the birds had a...
    Glad your carrots are doing well. I've got to get learning more courgette recipes. I'm inundated. I recently used a few to make chutney. Not yet tasted it. My cabbage seems to be ok at the moment,...
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  12. Dorndorf

    compost bin over roots

    Thanks for that, you have put my mind at ease. Fortunately (I think?) the tree was severely cut back two or three years ago, by the "allotment committee" - you can see that it only has the one...
    Thanks for that, you have put my mind at ease. Fortunately (I think?) the tree was severely cut back two or three years ago, by the "allotment committee" - you can see that it only has the one main branch growing out to the right. They said it had 'gone mad' so cut it back quite hard. I have...
    Thanks for that, you have put my mind at ease. Fortunately (I think?) the tree was severely cut back two or three years ago, by the "allotment committee" - you can see that it only has the one main branch growing out to the right. They said it...
    Thanks for that, you have put my mind at ease. Fortunately (I think?) the tree was severely cut back two or three years ago, by the "allotment committee" - you can see that it only has the one...
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  13. Tim David

    Climbing French Bean leaves dying

    Thank you both! Will keep an eye on them.
    Thank you both! Will keep an eye on them.
    Thank you both! Will keep an eye on them.
    Thank you both! Will keep an eye on them.
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. stephenprudence
    Like x 6

    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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  24. 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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  25. Jade86

    New allotment rotten apple tree

    Thank you
    Thank you
    Thank you
    Thank you
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