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    Congratulations on your allottment. It's so exciting. I got mine back in June and have been working most weekends to get it sorted before the winter months (in time for digging). I also got the Allotment Book as Woodstock say's its a nice book and has recepies in it too for all your lovely produce.

    One of the things I've enjoyed is seeing it take shape and next year planted up. Enjoy it, and remember to take a hat and suncream on sunny days, I came home with sunburn and ant bites!
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    Thanks everyone!

    I've been busy making lots of lists and dreaming and planning, but not done much heavy work yet!

    I went to have a closer look at the plot yesterday and there is a fair amount of rubbish that will need to be removed first, so need to arrange a skip or trailer for that then we can get stuck in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Lavender* View Post
    Thanks everyone!

    I've been busy making lots of lists and dreaming and planning, but not done much heavy work yet!

    I went to have a closer look at the plot yesterday and there is a fair amount of rubbish that will need to be removed first, so need to arrange a skip or trailer for that then we can get stuck in!
    Congratulations on the lottie. I do hope that before you remove the rubbish you're going to go through it?

    I got a (half) plot in June. At first I thought it was covered in rubbish and weeds. Well, it was But there were also plantpots; enough flagstones for under a shed; netting; enough rather nice semi-circular bricks to edge a bed; 2sheets of black polythene so big that I could cover 2 large areas to leave for digging later; some good bits of wood; 100 litre bag of compost (unopened!) and a bag each of gravel and sharp sand. And I'm not nearly at the bottom of the pile! I keep hoping there's a shed under there...

    Have fun anyway.
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    Hi and congrats!

    Who runs the allotment. When I got mine the local parish council offered to pay for a skip to get rid of the rubbish that had been left behind.

    Maybe worth asking??

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    Hello,

    Oh yes, I'm going to sort through the rubbish first! I'm sure there'll be some useful stuff in there!

    When I first went to see my plot, the man did mention something about getting a skip for me - will need to check!

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    One of the first things I grew last year when I had just got my allotment was garlic, onions, cauliflower and they all grew big and strong and I felt very pleased with myself, good luck
    Slowly takes it!

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    We got ours about 6 weeks ago now. Totally over grown. Took me around 15 hours of work over about two weeks to strip out the weeds. IN amongst the weeds we got over 70 pounds of "self seeded" potato's! We still have SEVEN rows of proper grown tatties left to lift!

    My advice about the weeds is to just keep hoeing them out as they re grow. You might spend about an hour a week doing that to keep them down. As long as you hoe deep enough to see the wee white roots then that will be ok and the sun and wind will kill them of.

    Our only slight problem is having to wait till November for the previous renter to come along and remove her apple and pear and cherry trees that she wants back.............

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