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PennyS

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« on: May 03, 2010, 20:56 »
Evening!

I've had my plot since last summer, it was previously grazing land so I have had to do it all from scratch.  It was full of couch, stones, mallow, nettles, thistles and the usual suspects.

I'm now on the home stretch with the digging and I realised this evening just how the plot has changed since last year.  I'm really pleased with how much I've managed to do on quite short bits of time.  It's been hard work but very worth it.  Feeling quite proud!
 Roll on summer  :tongue2:
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« Last Edit: May 03, 2010, 20:59 by PennyS »
Lotty holder since Aug 09... I've FINALLY finished clearing it! On with the p.lanting  ....

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 21:00 »
And so you should feel proud!!  Thats alot of hard work done there!!!




Bet your back aches!!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 21:03 »
Bet your back aches!!!
Oooh it does! 

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 21:04 »
great looking plot mate :)
when im with my 9yr old she's the sensible one

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 21:04 »
I love seeing these types of threads, gives others hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Well done on the progress that you have made so far!

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 21:04 »
Well done.  What are you planting first?

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 21:04 »
Looking good Penny, well done you. :D

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PennyS

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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 21:06 »
Well done.  What are you planting first?
In the ground already are potatoes, onions, shallots, asparagus, raspberries, rhubarb, broadbeans, peas,  carrots,  salsify, beetroot, parsnipsm currant bushes.  At home being grown in pots ready are brassicas of all kinds, sweetcorn, courgettes, squashes, cues, and possibly other things I've forgotten I've sown!

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 21:06 »
Great work, well done....  Downhill from now on I reckon :)  Though don't relax too much, those weeds attack you when you are least expecting it 8)

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PennyS

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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2010, 21:08 »
Great work, well done....  Downhill from now on I reckon :)  Though don't relax too much, those weeds attack you when you are least expecting it 8)
The weeds are already coming up, I spent ages yesterday weeding ground I cleared not very long ago.... argghh.
Still I take comfort from the fact that the nettles keep wanting to return.  They only like fertile ground don't they? ;)

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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2010, 21:22 »
You have done loads. Have you been camping out there too? There is a tent in the first picture!
Rachael

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PennyS

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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2010, 21:34 »
You have done loads. Have you been camping out there too? There is a tent in the first picture!
It's a pop up sun tent for the kids!  When they got bored they sat in there and played games. ...   It wasn't very interesting for them at the beginning.  Now they've got their own "plots" though and they're planting their own stuff...
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2010, 22:11 »
A credit to your hard work  :D nice job  :)

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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2010, 07:39 »
I'm in a similar situation to you Penny, I got the peice of land I'm turning into an allotment last year but didn't manage to get anything done due to work. I've just been off for 2 weeks and been able to get loads done. I think it's amazing how much it starts to look like an allotment even when the grass has been removed. My plot is full of couch grass and it's heavy clay soil so it's hard work digging it all over, but as I keep telling myself 'It will all be worth it in the end'. A bit more digging this week and I'll hopefully be putting something in the ground. I've got loads of stuff at home ready to go in. Good luck with the rest of your plot

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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2010, 08:46 »
Very impressive.

I too love these threads. Rather amazing to see a piece of ground go from a home to weeds to a productive home to produce for a family.

Well done.



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