It’s Official

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BigHardyFamily

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It’s Official
« on: August 03, 2021, 19:41 »
The Family officially has an Allotment - just took charge tonight …. The lady did say it “needed some work” what do you think ? We have access to a petrol lawn mower and strimmer - and I will be heading over tomorrow at 9am.

So my question to you all is …. Where on earth do I start ?

The gate is at the top and it slopes down to a small beck at the bottom (handy for watering)

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« Last Edit: August 03, 2021, 20:14 by BigHardyFamily »

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Aunty

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Re: It’s Official
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2021, 20:57 »
Wow…  a wild plot in a stunningly beautiful location.

John has some advice which you might find helpful

https://www.allotment-garden.org/allotment-information/clearing-new-allotment/
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2021, 22:37 »
Welcome to the site and congrats on your new lotty from another N Yorks gardener!

I would first double check whether, underneath all that grass, there is any terracing or edged beds.  These will be trip hazards but could also provide some structure.

I would not take a lawn mower to grass of that length.  Use the strimmer to reduce the height of the grass, having done your due diligence beforehand to ensure you've moved any items out of the way.

Good luck! Although it looks bad now, you've got the luxury of time ahead of the winter weather to decide how to get on top of it and make a decent start.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2021, 07:00 »
Hello and welcome to the forums.. slow and steady wins the race!  :)


 

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