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nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
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Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 11:23 am    Post subject: What a jammy jammy git......  Reply with quote    

Well, having been told last week that there were no allotments available after all on a lovely little site on the common by the village church, the gentleman that runs it called last night to say that one had become available and did I want to take a look?

So I have just been down to see it, and nearly fell over with shock and delight!

It is newly dug over and manured, not a weed in sight, and has a 10ft row of raspberry canes, about 15 currant bushes, a huge strawberry patch, asparagus bed, rhubarb, artichokes, garlic, chives, flat and curly parsley, lemon balm, rosemary, sage, and a whole load of other herbs.

The soil is ready to start planting today! I can't believe my luck

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That is lucky. Do you know what happend to the previous occupant?

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Now that sounds like a dream come true! I suppopse the ink on the contract is still wet, and you're out planting peas!

farmwoody



Joined: 19 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good for you!!
Its great to hear some really good news.

Silas



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Location: Staffordshire
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
That is lucky. Do you know what happend to the previous occupant?


Sounds like he's buried in it!

Bugs



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 10744

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If the rhubarb patch is *particularly* productive this year Nettie, you might want to wait a year or two before turning it in to crumble

You're so lucky, and at least it's gone to someone who fully appreciates it...I know a few friends of friends who are getting allotments and wouldn't know an artichoke if it bit them.

nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
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Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The previous occupant is an elderly lady with a disabled son, and sadly it's all got a bit too much for her. She very kindly is letting me keep all the existing plants.

Am off now to stick some spuds and onions in!

hils



Joined: 08 Mar 2005
Posts: 568
Location: Nottingham
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wow!
You couldn't have asked for anything better!
Are you still going to keep your veg in the containers in your garden or will they be moving soon?

moggins



Joined: 24 Feb 2005
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Location: Gloucester
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wow you lucky thing

nettie



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Most of my container veg will be moving house but I I'll be keeping the lettuces at home under close guard so the rabbits can't get them

Blacksmith



Joined: 25 Jan 2005
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Location: Berkshire
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

After spending all afternoon, 5 barrow loads of grass and weeds to the heap, leaving me with a strip 3' X 15' all i can say is ( through gritted teeth) you lucky so and so !
Best of luck.
Dave

nettie



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Aww Dave, sorry to rub it in

Bugs



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Still, Blacksmith/Dave, Nettie wouldn't really suit the bulging biceps and broad shoulders...

gavin



Joined: 10 Feb 2005
Posts: 93
Location: Leeds, W Yorks
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 05 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Deletive expleted - well done and congratulations, from one who managed to bend his third spade yesterday, digging over his new plot. No, not the third in my life - the third in six months on my new plot! (Two already broken )

Lucky you - enjoy! Gavin

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
Posts: 2699

PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 05 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brilliant, Nettie. You were about all used up in bad luck, so good had to come soon. I expect two more good things wil happen now.

(need a gardener, Kylie?)

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