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  1. #17
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    Cork - the real capital


    Quote Originally Posted by zazen999 View Post
    Always always always plan into your calcs a certain amount of what I call 'muckwittage' although I may have spelt it slightly wrong.

    No matter what, more often than not you WILL get a fair amount of it.

    And if it doesn't happen, then someone upstairs likes you.


    Zazen, I'd have thought being a 'muckwit' would be a good thing - in allotment or gardening terms!

    But, if you spelt it wrong...

    Seriously, Allotment Lady, my heart goes out to you, it's tough to see plots being neglected when you've put so much into your allotment site. Allowing that there are sometimes reasons why people can't keep their plots in order at times, surely in those cases contacting the secretary or committee to explain would be the way to go.

    Thanks and appreciation cost nothing but mean so much to those who've given time and effort to improve things for everyone.
    Last edited by maytreefrannie; 04-04-2009 at 11:19 PM.
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  2. #18
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    Milton Keynes


    I know exactly how you feel, I've always try to do people good turns, help here, assist there, you know the sort of thing. If I've got anything that I have no use for anymore, then I'd rather give it away than bin it.

    But sometimes things just get a bit to much and yes it is upsetting when you try to help someone and then they totally ignore you.
    I am certain that the day my boat comes in, I'll be at the airport.

  3. #19
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    allotmentlady is offline Early Fruiter
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    contacting the committee maytreefrannie is no good, they dont listen, all they are interested in, is themselves.................
    Dont worry about tomorrow, live for today

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    You can't keep on beating yourself up because of other peoples' deficiencies - you'll just make yourself more and more angry and, in time, it'll affect your health. Your work in getting new plots and helping other people is exemplary and worthy of a 'Dameship' at least. But there comes a time when you have to hand over to others and, when you do this, you have to indulge in a lot of tongue biting! (I have learnt this the hard way over many years.)

    Treasure the memories of what you have achieved - you have the satisfaction of knowing what you have done even if others now step in and take over your reins.
    Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it.

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    On my site in meppershall, there are so many weedy, neglected plots that mine looks incredible in comparison.

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