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The Blessing of a new Allotment

Having been awarded a new allotment, I have been a very busy person this last few weeks! But my sweat (n lot's of it!!) n tears (when I hit my thumb with the hammer n dropped the rotovater on my foot) are now finally beginning to fall into place! n I have loved every minute of it! I really can't believe in 5 weeks I have turned this plot from a waist high weed infested baron piece of ground to what it is as I locked the gate n came home at half four this afternoon! Well Chuffed with myself!! n must admit that the comments from a lot of other allotment olders only encourages me more!! Tried to upload some pictures but saying they are too large! now I know Happy Marion earlier in the year was having problems with this! So Daniel Hayes!! Help me out please!! I can remember you giving her direction to fix the problem!! Coz I would love to share with the other guy's n gal's who have all been awarded new plot's the encouragement to not give in!!!! 



  • Soz Daniel!! Missed the "n" Lol!! 

  • davids10davids10 Posts: 894

    what is an allotment? serious question

  • Dave! Don't know if ya are refering to waiting lists etc!!  But yeah! I am counting myself lucky in the fact I live North!! But hey!! I waited 3 years!! Which is why this plot is getting all the attention it needs!!

  • Sandra 2Sandra 2 Posts: 31

    Hey Dean - I just got my second allotment in January after waiting 8 years (had to give my old one up when I moved) so I know that feeling of pure joy. Good luck - it's a fabulous thing to do. 

  • Hi Sandra!! 8 YEAR'S!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's ridiculous! I'd have given up the will to live by then!! n yeah! I am really enjoying it! Can't believe how friendly and approachable all the other allotment holders are too, so yeah! am really looking forward to this growing season! Bring it on!! n all the best to you n yours too!! 

  • meiowmeiow Posts: 51
    david spikes wrote (see)

    what is an allotment? serious question

    Hi there, Allotments are very British, I throw back to the war ( I think) very prized,but very cheap if rented of the council. Basically a large piece of land that you can rent & grow want you want

  • Sandra 2Sandra 2 Posts: 31

    Hi Dean - actually, I'm considered a bit of an upstart for only having waited 8 years. The average is 12. One person I spoke with last week waited 15. I guess that's what comes of living in a  city where all the plots have been built on...

    But it's just heavenly - as wonderful as I always imagined it would be when I used to walk past and look down at all the plotholders having tea together. Ahhhh...

    Shed arrives Thursday. Can it get any better?

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  • Starting to take shape!!

  • Sandra 2Sandra 2 Posts: 31

    Yay! Looks great! Those raised beds look incredible. I've just forked out for the shed, so the raised beds will have to wait 'til next year (and the shelves for said shed are having to wait until this bloomin' rain stops. Mind you at least I don't have to water by hand at the moment (hosepiep ban...)

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