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    'MUCKWITTAGE'

    What a great term!

    I think it is sooooo difficult, if you are passionate about a subject, to expect others to feel the same way. Some of these folk can obviously afford to keep their allotments, financially, even if they don't need them, in the hope that one day they will have the time. So they pay for them rather than lose them.

    Perhaps some people don't know about the waiting lists, and the new 'Veg. Growing epidemic' that is sweeping our Country

    That said, I hope that you, personally, have the time to continue, because your successors may not!


    Sorry, I'm rambling...
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    I think you just have to accept that not everyone shares your values Allotmentlady.
    I don't have an allotment but I do think people who don't work them should be chucked off and pretty quickly.

    From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexterdoglancashire View Post
    I would call it something else! It begins with B and ends in T.
    And makes wonderful manure!
    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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    Give me another clue

    From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

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    Thanks I feel really guilty now! My allotment is looking the worst for wear (lots of grass) as I've not been able to give it my all over the last 6 months. In my defence My mother passed away 2000 miles away all of a sudden and my dad had a bit of a breakdown so I've had to give up my job and spend the best part of that time abroad.

    I did tell people what had happened but it hasn't stopped the bitching, possibly because we are a very small site with lots of people (particularily relatives) wanting a plot.

    To make ammends I did spend 8 hrs down there today and I can truely sympathize with the lack of thanks - the people moaning about me are the same lot happy to have me strim their pathways and take advantage of my transit van when collecting horse/cow/chicken poo as well as gladly helping with the hard graft on their plots.

    Aaaaah a good rant is good for the soul!

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    My mum, wise lady that she is has always told me to only worry about the things i can change and let the others go. It works.
    When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author Unknown

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    Thanks guys............i feel better now lol
    Dont worry about tomorrow, live for today

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogesse View Post
    Thanks I feel really guilty now! My allotment is looking the worst for wear (lots of grass) as I've not been able to give it my all over the last 6 months. In my defence My mother passed away 2000 miles away all of a sudden and my dad had a bit of a breakdown so I've had to give up my job and spend the best part of that time abroad.

    I did tell people what had happened but it hasn't stopped the bitching, possibly because we are a very small site with lots of people (particularily relatives) wanting a plot.

    To make ammends I did spend 8 hrs down there today and I can truely sympathize with the lack of thanks - the people moaning about me are the same lot happy to have me strim their pathways and take advantage of my transit van when collecting horse/cow/chicken poo as well as gladly helping with the hard graft on their plots.

    Aaaaah a good rant is good for the soul!
    I feel for you Rogesse. Your comments about people just seem to be the 'norm' nowadays, unfortunately. I'm not a million miles from you (about an hour with a following wind) so if you get really stuck there's a little band of us Essex Bods who could be called on! Hope it all goes well
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