Labelling of plots

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Labelling of plots
« on: October 18, 2017, 15:53 »
Hello,
I am an allotment secretary for 5 allotment sites and my job is to show vacant plots for letting and also to carry out inspections.  My problem is identifying plot numbers and plot boundaries.  Has anyone got a practical and nice-looking method of showing plot numbers?  A consistent approach would be best - at present there is a mix of wood stakes, large pebbles, painted on sheds where sheds exist, etc.  I can probably get some budget to do it, but need to keep it modest.  Thank you for any suggestions!
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Re: Labelling of plots
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2017, 17:03 »
We use wheelie bin numbers stuck on sheds, water butts or daleks.
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Re: Labelling of plots
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 17:58 »
We have numbers painted on posts hammered into the corner of each plot

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Re: Labelling of plots
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2017, 18:06 »
Our plots were renumbered a couple of years ago, the council put the new numbers on lengths plastic facia boards (up close soffit board) slotted in to the ground at the right hand front corner of each plot. On the 2nd picture you can see the posts in the distance & on the 1st you can see a post to the top right of the picture labelling the plot behind ours
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Re: Labelling of plots
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 23:10 »
Ours are only labelled on a map.  No plot signs!
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Re: Labelling of plots
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 23:18 »
Ours are only labelled on a map.  No plot signs!

Our allotment officer seems incapable of identifying the correct plot number/holder without the plots being individually numbered. People whose plots were spotless receiving non-cultivaton letters, stopped being amusing after a while  ::)  :lol:

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Re: Labelling of plots
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 23:54 »
Ours are only labelled on a map.  No plot signs!

Our allotment officer seems incapable of identifying the correct plot number/holder without the plots being individually numbered. People whose plots were spotless receiving non-cultivaton letters, stopped being amusing after a while  ::)  :lol:


Haha thats the same on ours even with the numbered signs, plus he offers rented ones out to people at the top of the list !!

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Re: Labelling of plots
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 10:08 »
Ours are only labelled on a map.  No plot signs!

Our allotment officer seems incapable of identifying the correct plot number/holder without the plots being individually numbered. People whose plots were spotless receiving non-cultivaton letters, stopped being amusing after a while  ::)  :lol:

We have the same here  :lol: :lol:  The plots were originally full size, then half size (and renumbered) then a mix of both and the numbers do not correspond to the map/plan

I do like the idea of standardised numbering though... the fascia boards sound lovely, and wheelie bin numbers could look good too.

Ours is varnished wood with the digits routed out on it, so it can't fade. Screwed to the gate post and looks very smart.

As for boundaries, we are expected to fence our own plots, so if you get one adjoining others with no fence, it can feel a little unfair. The plots are all 10m wide though (differing lengths) so measuring before erecting a fence is quite usual. Fences are rabbit proof wire on wooden posts, with a suitable gate. Some plot holders have added upright pallets painted in various colours, which look very bright and cheerful, other have employed heris fencing which looks hideous
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