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    “lets get an allotment” she said! Not seen her down here much once the weed killing and digging finished...

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    BUT! The first year on our small plot has lead to us taking on a new challenge

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    Last edited by Logunner; 20-05-2019, 02:07 PM.

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    • #3
      Oooooh what you doing?

      Neil was the same when we got our allotment - full of plans and ideas for building stuff yet it's me who is there 99.9% of the time! Even my plot neighbour Tony says he hasn't sen Neil since last year!
      If I'm not on the Grapevine I can usually be found here!....https://www.thecomfreypatch.co.uk/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gillykat View Post
        Oooooh what you doing?

        Neil was the same when we got our allotment - full of plans and ideas for building stuff yet it's me who is there 99.9% of the time! Even my plot neighbour Tony says he hasn't sen Neil since last year!
        The wife will be down to dig once the weedkiller has done it’s stuff.... in the meantime I’ve installed the IBC and added some pavers to finish off the half done path. We have to cultivate 50% in 6 months so doing the side with no bindweed (righthand side of photo), it will have squash, peas and beans as the small plot is well planted already (small plot goes after harvesting). The other side needs the rhubarb rescuing and the apple trees pruning, masses of strawberries have bindweed so they will be ripped out. In it for the long haul..... all but beat marestail on the last plot, so this is a walk in the park lol

        3 bin compost system is under construction and a site chosen for a greenhouse, hopefully I can find a 12x8 on FB going cheap.
        Last edited by Logunner; 20-05-2019, 02:35 PM.

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        • #5
          That looks a nice plot. Nice shed too.

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          • #6
            Good luck. Hope you have lots of fun and enjoyment out of it. Nice shed and a lovely little pond, by the look of it.
            Living in north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep.

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            • #7
              Will your weedkiller kill the wildlife in the pond?
              Last edited by veggiechicken; 20-05-2019, 04:00 PM.
              A Chicken walks with small steps. Be more Chicken
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              • #8
                Originally posted by veggiechicken View Post
                Will your weedkiller kill the wildlife in the pond?
                No weedkiller within 4m of the pond, thats a hand weeding area.

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                • #9
                  Couple of hours work today on the ‘BIG’ one.

                  cleared an area that had been a previous tenants hap-hazard attempt at a compost bin. Had 6 pallet collars dumped around the plot, so the’ve been put to good use in making a 3 bin system.

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                  In clearing the area I’ve found young cherry, apple and a pear tree dumped on the top of the pile. Sadly the pear tree is done for, but the other two are recovering in buckets of water.

                  Not sure my impatient nature will allow time for the weedkiller time to work.... need a flamethrower
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                  • #10
                    With the help of swmbo we have simple dug an area approx 8x7m. Very compacted soil but thankfully the little bit of recent rain made it a little easier.

                    Still got approx 10x7m to go to complete the righthand side of the plot before it can be rotavated. The lefthand side is a whole different beast.

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                    • #11
                      I am sure, even with all the blisters and a sore backs you will enjoy it
                      Mod with attitude!

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                        1/4 of the plot now rough dug and ready to be rotavated at the weekend before planting some squash.

                        This bit is next
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                        And then this gets it’s second spray with weedkiller...
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                        • #13
                          Will you just LOOK at that SHED.....

                          *chronic shed envy

                          Have fun!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 1Bee View Post
                            Will you just LOOK at that SHED.....

                            *chronic shed envy

                            Have fun!
                            I’ll get you a close up

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 1Bee View Post
                              Will you just LOOK at that SHED.....

                              *chronic shed envy

                              Have fun!
                              Just for you x

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