Hello from Hampshire

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Hello from Hampshire
« on: June 25, 2017, 21:32 »
Just thought I'd introduce myself.
Got my first ever allotment during the week and started clearing it this weekend, to say I'm buggered would be an understatement. ::)
Looking forward to getting to work for a rest  :D
However after two days work it looks so much better already.
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Re: Hello from Hampshire
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 21:37 »
Hi John and welcome.  Congratulations on your new allotment, but slow but steady is the way forward in clearance work.  Don't overdo it and risk doing yourself a mischief  ;)  It is great when you can see progress though  :)

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 22:09 »
Hi John, welcome to the site & to the wonderful world of allotments, as Newshoot says slow & steady is the way forward. Consider taking lots of photo's to record the highs & lows
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Re: Hello from Hampshire
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2017, 22:33 »
Hello and welcome! Don't go overdoing it now. Nice and easy and you'll enjoy it all the more.

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Re: Hello from Hampshire
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 15:06 »
Hello John, and welcome 😀

Hope you recover from that over exertion and carry on sorting out your plot ready to grow something. Have you inherited any fruit bushes or trees?
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Re: Hello from Hampshire
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017, 15:29 »
Welcome to the site  :D

If you pop your general location into your forum profile, we'll remember whereabouts you are  :)
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Re: Hello from Hampshire
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2017, 21:20 »
Thanks for the welcome everyone.
Sunshineband I've inherited a few Goosegog bushes, a couple of red current and a whole load of Bramble >:(
The last person also had a strange fettish for keeping bin bags of mud :wacko:

Can't get on it not for two weeks due to work, plenty of time for rest.

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Re: Hello from Hampshire
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2017, 14:28 »
Thanks for the welcome everyone.
Sunshineband I've inherited a few Goosegog bushes, a couple of red current and a whole load of Bramble >:(
The last person also had a strange fettish for keeping bin bags of mud :wacko:

Can't get on it not for two weeks due to work, plenty of time for rest.

The bushes sound a great inheritance! Are those bags actually full of mud or are they really leaf mould?

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Re: Hello from Hampshire
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2017, 21:21 »
Full of mud sunshine :) All a bit strange?

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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2017, 17:00 »
They could have once been clods of mud with weed roots in or where the previous owner stripped off grass covering the plot and wanted to rot it down to clean soil  :unsure: 

Spread a small amount out in a seed tray and see what grows.  You don't want to find it contains the remains of marestail or some other real nasty.

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Re: Hello from Hampshire
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2017, 18:36 »
They could have once been clods of mud with weed roots in or where the previous owner stripped off grass covering the plot and wanted to rot it down to clean soil  :unsure: 

Spread a small amount out in a seed tray and see what grows.  You don't want to find it contains the remains of marestail or some other real nasty.
Definitely a good idea!

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Re: Hello from Hampshire
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2017, 06:42 »
Thanks sunshine.



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