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New allotment Nightmare

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Tigertiptoes

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New allotment Nightmare
« on: July 24, 2022, 23:24 »
So nine weeks ago I took on a large derelict allotment, this was my retirement dream, to grow my own produce to feed my family while enjoying my days lazing away in-between grafting and learning, yes;  I am expecting some tears of trials and errors along the way.
Wow, itís been a total nightmare, over many years this plot has been used has a landfill, it has took seven days a week and between 8 and 11 hours a day to clean this up with my four eldest grandchildren, corrugated fences that were erected just to fill with rubbish then cover with supposed compost, then overgrown with rambles, 3 derelict sheds to be taken down and no end of trips to the tip, must have filled my large estate car 30 times to bursting point, we just lost count after 28, you just would not believe what we moved, however it is now flat clean and a full 325 yards of beautiful land ready to place my own mark on it, a rotavator is first on the list then a new shed, greenhouse, fences and polytunnel, slabs, scaffolding planks and sand all to be delivered the end of this coming week, now I have found this website too full of great info, as of tomorrow my new adventure will begin, a clean slate, I am now excited and canít wait to see what the future holds
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Blewit

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Re: New allotment Nightmare
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2022, 06:10 »
Hi and welcome to the forum. That's a lot of legacy rubbish you've had there - good for you and your grandchildren for getting it all cleared, looks like you've done a fantastic job. At least now you should be able to enjoy your plot and look forward to growing some great tasting veg.

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mumofstig

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Re: New allotment Nightmare
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2022, 08:43 »
A fantastic job! well done and good luck with it :)

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Debz

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Re: New allotment Nightmare
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2022, 11:30 »
That's taken a lot of graft to get it to that stage.  You and the grandkids should be very proud.  I bet your plot neighbours are chuffed to bits too.

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2022, 12:44 »
What I love most about this post is that you & 4 of your grandchildren have achieved a remarkable feat of tenacity,hard graft and sheer staying power to turn that into what you now have. I bet youíve shed blood sweat & tears over it but I hope thereís been some laughs too. I hope the grandchildren stay interested enough to experience the products of their labours.
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Aunty

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Re: New allotment Nightmare
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2022, 15:45 »
Welcome to the forums. 

Youíve done an amazing job so far.  Iím confident youíre going to have a very successful and productive plot.  Iím looking forward to more pictures !

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Yorkie

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Re: New allotment Nightmare
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2022, 17:49 »
That's an amazing job - well done to everyone!

Welcome to the forums too  :)
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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steven c

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Re: New allotment Nightmare
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2022, 19:01 »
well done to you and  your grandchildren you all are making great memories together you will get great advise from this friendly site good luck with it all   just as a footnote when someone gives up on our site we often organise a work party to clear neglected plots  to help newcomers  once again hope you enjoy it all [well most of it].
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Growster...

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Re: New allotment Nightmare
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2022, 06:14 »
That is some result! Fabulous to see such a tip turned to the good, and you've had to pay a heck of a lot to achieve this, so that's another accolade you're due!

Good luck with the rest of the work, which will be great fun and certainly very rewarding!



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