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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    You're like a caged lion, Pene, pacing up and down the bars, unable to get in, rather than out!.
    Or as I've been, with a parcel that you can't open until a certain date, sniffing it, shaking it, feeling it, but unable to open it and see what's really inside. Hope it contains all you wish for - and more.
    Sounds about right. I keep looking at the forecast for next week (far too far ahead to tell in reality), just to make sure its not going to rain/snow/freeze and stop me from getting on with things straight away!
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    Is it a locked site? Just wondered whether you could ask someone on site to let you have a look at the plot as you have been offered it? You could say you wanted a look before committing yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Is it a locked site? Just wondered whether you could ask someone on site to let you have a look at the plot as you have been offered it? You could say you wanted a look before committing yourself.
    Yes, there is a padlock on the gate. I would ask, but so far I've not seen anyone else on the site. This particular gate leads to a group of 5 or 6 allotments that are in a straight line along the main road, so I'd need one of those plot holders to be there in order to be let in.
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    Only got two words to say on the subject......


    GRAB IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Getting my allotment was THE best thing I've ever done

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    I think you know your answer Pen - so I won't give you my thoughts. (take it !!!!!)

    I'm curious about which direction it faces, with those Leylandii at the back ?
    Although I know you are quite used to growing in shade.

    From the pics it does look that there would be minimal work required to get it into shape though (nudge, nudge).

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    Does anyone here seriously think that Pen needs a nudge
    All she needs is the key to the gate Can't wait !
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinM67 View Post
    I think you know your answer Pen - so I won't give you my thoughts. (take it !!!!!)

    I'm curious about which direction it faces, with those Leylandii at the back ?
    Although I know you are quite used to growing in shade.

    From the pics it does look that there would be minimal work required to get it into shape though (nudge, nudge).
    The leylandii are on the south and west sides - one of the reasons why it took me so long to get photos was that I would have been taking them facing straight into low sun, so I had to wait for a cloudy day.

    The road end half of the plot will get plenty of sunshine in summer but at this time of year the sun gets to the top of the roadside hedge at mid day. As you say I am used to growing things in shade so I don't expect that to be a big problem.
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    It'll be interesting when the sun starts to get higher as the year progresses to see how much of the plot gets light.

    I've mentioned on here before that my biggest adjustment this year was moving from a wide open allotment that had total sunshine, to a small back garden with high walls and neighbour's trees to contend with.

    It makes you think about things more when planning ahead, but - the shade has now enabled me to grow things like spinach, lettuce, brassicas, etc. more successfully with less bolting.

    I'm really looking forward to how you progress with the plot.

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