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    Front view of the plot, I think the previous owner rotivated the entire plot before leaving which is why its so mishapenThe boggy plot-20190222_195129.jpg
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    I'd definitely look at the plot and find which side is the lowest in level, and dig a trench to drain off there. It looks really, really wet, so I'd maybe considering putting in a drainage pipe with lots of little holes that allows water to go into the pipe. Ask the council if they'd be willing to get drainage holes drilled down perhaps, to act like a sump?

    I'd definitely put down woodchip on the paths.
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    Oh and you could see if you're allowed a pond! It looks very much like, if you dug down for a pond, it would fill itself naturally. That would help too

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    The weed membrane might keep your boots clean but wont do anything to reduce the wetness. From the picture it appears you are in a hollow and all the surface water run off is collecting there. How long have the allotments been there?
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    On the plus side, you'll be able to grow lovely celery
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarrissUK View Post
    Oh and you could see if you're allowed a pond! It looks very much like, if you dug down for a pond, it would fill itself naturally. That would help too
    Pond is definately on the cards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenleaves View Post
    The weed membrane might keep your boots clean but wont do anything to reduce the wetness. From the picture it appears you are in a hollow and all the surface water run off is collecting there. How long have the allotments been there?
    Oh i thought it would allow the plot to breath! Steep learning curve! The allotments are only four years old. The guys up at 'the top' also have some problems when theres a heavy downpour as we are on a slope and the water apparently just flows through!

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    Dug two additional trenches yesterday so thats four in total and removed most of the plastic sheeting. Have hurt my back though i think from yanking my boots out of the swampy spots so fishing today was cancelled The boggy plot-screenshot_20190224-125536_gallery.jpg
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