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    Default What type of allotmentier are you?

    I ask this because as a newbie to an allotment, I find that I am strangely fascinated by the gardening habits of others, very much in a voyeuristic sort of way.

    The other night, there was a couple who sat having their tea, and a glass of wine on a nearby plot while I merrily dug away. I found it quite bizarre watching the couple, putting up a willow arch and tending their 4, 1 metre square raised beds.

    Don't get me wrong, I don't think there was something inheritantly wrong in what they were doing, I just couldn't stop catching a glimpse, as though I was watching the telly.

    Does anyone else do this, and how would you characterise yourself.

    My Allotment Character,

    Man who diguth every square inch of plot, and endeavours to pinch a little from the pathways, every square inch is militarily planned and executed to maximise yield (I can say this having had many back garden plots).

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    Having only a half plot (and it's a smaller plot than average too) I also use every bit - and am growing climbing stuff where possible - e.g. tall climbing peas. I have a garden plot with a nice patio not too far from the gin bottle and the fridge so I don't do this down me lottie!
    Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

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    Perhaps your allotment neighbours havent got a garden attached to their house/flat so do the leisure garden bit at their allotment?

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    Oh how I aspire to the 'having a glass of wine at the plot' stage! If only all of this pesky preparation didn't get in the way...

    Seriously though, when we're the only ones on the allotment I always go around and have a peak at what everyone else is up to - purely research you understand

    The major problem for me is when other couples begin arguing, and you know you shouldn't listen in but you can't help yourself...

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    I'm a messy one.

    Still trying to get my plot in order from the jungle it was when I first took it on. So far I've reclaimed a little more than I did last year.
    I'm on my own at the top of the site, having purposely selected a plot with all round fencing. I used to take m'dog with me, but since she had pups and we kept one, the boy (Max) is too destructive to come down and FAR too interested in my chooks. (I wanted the fences to stop Boo wandering off and risk damaging other plots)
    Its nice, I'm in my own little world up there
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirsty b View Post
    I'm a messy one.

    Still trying to get my plot in order from the jungle it was when I first took it on. So far I've reclaimed a little more than I did last year.
    I'm on my own at the top of the site, having purposely selected a plot with all round fencing. I used to take m'dog with me, but since she had pups and we kept one, the boy (Max) is too destructive to come down and FAR too interested in my chooks. (I wanted the fences to stop Boo wandering off and risk damaging other plots)
    Its nice, I'm in my own little world up there
    We had a boxer called Max a few years ago, god how we miss him .
    Minty
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    Glass of wine at the lottie sounds terribly civilized, and nice if you have the time and the facilities. I have two problems with this, though. No loo at the lottie, just a bucket in the shed. AND, what if one glass leads to another, would I be able to find the site key and get home all on my own?

    I usually take a flask of coffee and a sandwich or some biccies.

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    one of the plot holders on our lotties has a birthday party with friends, balloons , wine and the phone for a pizza to!!

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