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    After being on several waiting lists for a few months, lots of calling, and some nudging, we may finally have an allotment plot! We've made arrangements to go see it a week Sunday and have been warned it's "really overgrown" (which is how we may have "jumped the list" to get it in the first place). Please keep your fingers crossed for us; we've been wanting this so badly!
    Hill of Beans updated April 18th

  • #2
    Welcome to the vine gan heather,
    Thats brillient news for you, keep us posted on your progress, and don't be slow at coming forword if you want to pick our brains (if you can find them, well mine anyway).

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    • #3
      Hiya gan heather and welcome to the vine. Hope you get your plot. Don't worry about it being very overgrown. Half the fun of taking on a new plot is clearing it and laying it out exactly as you want it.

      When you go to see it take the camera and a pad of paper, then you can take some photo's, make sketches and jot down a few rough measurements.

      When you get back home you'll be able to go straight into planning mode.

      HAVE FUN.
      It is the doom of man, that they forget.

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      • #4
        Welcome aboard Gan.

        I think a lot of people obtain their allotment in an "overgrown" state. I think it's a test to gleen how committed you are. I reckon they do it deliberately to weed out (forgive the pun) the half hearted among us.

        Got my fingers crossed for ya*

        *this reply has taken me 45 minutes to type as a result.
        Last edited by HeyWayne; 07-10-2009, 01:07 PM.
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        • #5
          Welcome to the Vine!

          fingers and toes crossed for you!
          "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

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          • #6
            Wot they all said!

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            • #7
              Thanks everybody for the encouragement and advice! I'll let you know how it goes when we go see it in a week and a half.
              Hill of Beans updated April 18th

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              • #8
                Originally posted by HeyWayne View Post
                I think a lot of people obtain their allotment in an "overgrown" state.
                That's the only variety of allotment there is, ain't it? Overgrown and brambly
                All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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                • #9
                  It's rare to get an allotment that hasn't spent at least a year or two abandoned and it's horrifying how much weed will recolonise in that time..... If you can borrow an Allen Scythe it will go through them far faster and in a way more impressive fashion than a strimmer, albeit with a certain retro disregard for the safety of any onlookers.... The brushcutter attachments for various Howard rotavators do a similar thing.....



                  You can get ploughing attachemnts for them too....

                  chrisc

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                  • #10
                    Do take it - unless it's on a horrendous slope that is.

                    A year from now you will be so smug about your achievement.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Storming Norman View Post
                      Do take it - unless it's on a horrendous slope that is.

                      A year from now you will be so smug about your achievement.
                      One of which will be still having feet after a session with the Allen

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                      • #12
                        Take the plot and take loads of photos of the state of it now before you start, it's easy to forget how much progress you've made. It's very hard work to sort out a rough plot but I am loving sorting mine out.

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                        • #13
                          Yeah, I must admit, the idea of having to "tame" the wild allotment site actually intrigues me more than getting one already in perfect condition. Which is maybe a bit weird...
                          Hill of Beans updated April 18th

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                          • #14
                            Welcome to the grapevine. I really fell on my feet with mine - old chap had recently died and I was offered the plot to take over. A bit of annual weed on the surface here and there - and I DO know how lucky I am! It's so exciting getting a plot though isn't it? I was smiling for weeks.
                            Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gan heather View Post
                              Yeah, I must admit, the idea of having to "tame" the wild allotment site actually intrigues me more than getting one already in perfect condition. Which is maybe a bit weird...
                              Been there, done that, got the T shirt. I've thoroughly enjoyed getting a total tip of a lottie into some semblance of order. I'm still a long way off the finishing post, but I can at last see some light at the end of the tunnel. Being able to enjoy the lottie when its really hard work because its a virgin or a neglected site is a major bonus. More power to your elbow.

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