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    The plot that we looked after last year belonged to a scotsman, he always used to bring a flask of tea with him and have a sit down outside his shed to admire what he'd been doing. Mind you, he was 81, and had lived in Yorkshire for 50 years or so. Mebbe the tea habit had rubbed off on him

    I've got a stove, kettle etc in my shed, wouldn't be without them.
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    Default "An English Thing" Or Not ?

    ...... She also dose a " POTENT " line in home made scrumpy ....really makes for a fun walk home . My contributions " dark beer " & home made veggie crisps yum. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by basketcase View Post
    There are large metal containers that you can pay 25 for
    Are the large metal containers for hire on the site, I assume you don't buy'em for 25 ?
    I you'st to have a handle on the world .. but it BROKE!!

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    Load of bollocks! He's winding you up!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

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    Are the large metal containers for hire on the site
    These are the smallest size of shipping container that you can get Terrier, the ones that you see on the backs of lorries. I think you get them from oil companies once they fail certification, don't you Basketcase ? From what I was hearing at the allotments associations setup meeting with the council last Thursday, they are often rusted through in the floors - probably from sitting on the decks of oil rig supply vessels.
    I imagine 25 is just to cover the delivery costs, the logistics companies would have to pay to have them scrapped anyway.

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    I think it's a universal thing for companionable growers and that your next door neighbour is a miserable sod. Tell it like it is Snadger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snohare View Post
    These are the smallest size of shipping container that you can get Terrier, the ones that you see on the backs of lorries. I think you get them from oil companies once they fail certification, don't you Basketcase ? From what I was hearing at the allotments associations setup meeting with the council last Thursday, they are often rusted through in the floors - probably from sitting on the decks of oil rig supply vessels.
    I imagine 25 is just to cover the delivery costs, the logistics companies would have to pay to have them scrapped anyway.
    Correct, Snohare! In fact, you know more about them than I do!

    So where's your allotment, then?

    Sorry for not answering sooner - I only log on in my lunchhour at work (and occasionally just before I go home).

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    I'm at Nellfield Site 2 basketcase, which is tucked away between the wall of the cemetery and the two blocks of tenements just along the street - five little plots in what is effectively a walled garden. A locked door is our only entry point, so you can imagine we don't get to mix much even with the Nellfield 1 mob across the street - but I keep my ears open for all sorts of plot gossip, and the arson that led to the containers was the "hot" news in Aberdeen allotments for a long time... The containers were several centimetres too big by Council rules, there was a rebellion in the making, and in the end it turned out to be a plotholder who was stealing produce and burning down the sheds. They caught him when he gave a handful of tatties, all different types, to the local old folks home.
    But on the plus side, I don't think he ever sat about drinking tea. Sounds more like one of those evil coffee fiends to me.
    We just got an invite to piggyback onto your association (or advisory committee as it is currently known) so I may yet be along to visit...

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