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Growing => Grow Your Own => Topic started by: agapanthus on March 07, 2013, 17:04

Title: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: agapanthus on March 07, 2013, 17:04
Not sure if any of you know but Karl (Muntjac) is on the committee of our local allotment site (parish council run) and is, along with other allotment holders, getting the site ready for newcomers. It has been left to go to rack and ruin for many years.



The plots are situated in

Bressingham, Norfolk.

Cost per year is only 12 for a 30ft x 60ft plot (I think).
 
We are just waiting for it to be ploughed and harrowed, then the plots will be marked out.

Unfortunately there is no water on site.

If anyone is interested send me a pm.
Title: Re: Allotments available
Post by: spudlover on March 07, 2013, 17:13
 12 pounds a year is very good but no water !
Title: Re: Allotments available
Post by: agapanthus on March 07, 2013, 17:20
Most people have sheds with guttering and a water butt  :D
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: Aunty on March 07, 2013, 17:21
Hi Aggy,

I've just edited your post to make it stand out.  
Glad to see Munty is still involved in community gardening :)
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: Aunty on March 07, 2013, 17:30
Is this still relivant Aggy ?

http://www.bressinghamandfersfield.org/Documents/Allotment%20%20News.pdf
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: agapanthus on March 07, 2013, 19:10
Thanks for doing that Sally  :D  Yes, it's all still relevant.
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: DissLocated on April 24, 2013, 19:04
Wadda ya mean rack and ruin?  8) (This is Tracey by the way, Karl gave me this web address today)

Personally I don't find the lack of water a problem, I have guttering and a water butt on the shed plus I bring down drums of water in the summer (if we have one) together with a bit of judicious planting for dry conditions it's fine.

Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: agapanthus on April 24, 2013, 23:48
Wadda ya mean rack and ruin?  8) (This is Tracey by the way, Karl gave me this web address today)

Personally I don't find the lack of water a problem, I have guttering and a water butt on the shed plus I bring down drums of water in the summer (if we have one) together with a bit of judicious planting for dry conditions it's fine.

You got to admit Tracey it was a bit of a wreck!!!!  :D :D :D :D....but looking well cool now!!  : 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Karl is hoping for a large donation of compost too!!! :D :D
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: DissLocated on April 25, 2013, 08:19
And don't forget the free manure from Dave's horses, I'll be filling my compost bins soon.
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: agapanthus on April 25, 2013, 21:38
I had forgotten about that!  :blush: :blush: :blush:
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: GrannieAnnie on April 25, 2013, 21:43
Well it's a bit far for me, but I wish you all the very best with this new venture!  xx
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: agapanthus on April 25, 2013, 21:47
Thanks Annie....with that soil we'll definately need it!!! :)
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: GrannieAnnie on April 25, 2013, 21:55
What sort of soil is it there then?
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: agapanthus on April 26, 2013, 00:35
What sort of soil is it there then?

Thick gloopy clay....never seen the like before :(  Karl's been putting plenty of horse poo and lime in and we may have a large delivery (free) of compost delivered, which hopefully will help! :)
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: agapanthus on May 01, 2013, 23:06
There are also some pics if anyone want to check then out.



https://www.facebook.com/BressinghamAndFersfieldAllotmentAssoc?fref=ts
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: surbie100 on May 02, 2013, 10:54
They look lovely - I have thick clay too, just 6 inches down. Orange with a fabulous dark blue seam. The 2 beds I spent ages last year double digging, sifting and manuring are now getting to be lovely and friable - I'm going to spend much more time shovelling in manure this year. From anywhere I can get it!  :)
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: agapanthus on May 02, 2013, 11:47
They look lovely - I have thick clay too, just 6 inches down. Orange with a fabulous dark blue seam. The 2 beds I spent ages last year double digging, sifting and manuring are now getting to be lovely and friable - I'm going to spend much more time shovelling in manure this year. From anywhere I can get it!  :)




That's the only way to do it apparently. How are you managing to sift it? Our is way too sticky to go through any size holes :(
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: surbie100 on May 02, 2013, 12:22
Dig chunks up, then I wait till it's dry enough to thwack with my hand-fork or spade into bits and pieces, then go through it by hand. Not the quickest of solutions, but all the stress from work is gone afterwards.
Title: Re: Allotments available - Bressingham, Norfolk.
Post by: agapanthus on May 03, 2013, 19:54
Dig chunks up, then I wait till it's dry enough to thwack with my hand-fork or spade into bits and pieces, then go through it by hand. Not the quickest of solutions, but all the stress from work is gone afterwards.

That's what you call devotion!!!!  :D :D :D :D