Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

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Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287786 nickholden
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:40 pm

Hi to all
having just got my allotment in june its been hard work to get things done but i now have things growing
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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287788 Odsox
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:47 pm

Hi Nick, welcome to our forum :wave:
It looks like you've been busy, it would have taken me longer just to get the ground sorted, well done.
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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287789 nickholden
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:43 pm

Thanks Tony
i think it will be worth it in the end it was hard work but its easy now just a bit of watering and weeding

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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287794 diggernotdreamer
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:51 pm

I have automatic watering here, it's called the Irish climate, well my Irish climate in the NW, some peoples Irish climate is not quite the same as mine

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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287799 ina
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:14 pm

Welcome to SSish, Nick! I like the look of your allotment. Is that greenhouse - or even both of them - yours as well?
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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287802 nickholden
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:36 pm

no mine just goes to the shed but i have a greenhouse at home

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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287803 Brewtrog
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:11 pm

Hi.
Looks a great plot. What you got planned for it?

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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287806 Green Aura
Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:39 am

Hi Nick, welcome to Ish. :wave:

Looks great, although not very big - have allotment plots shrunk these days? Still, you'll be able to get plenty of veg out of it. I;m only mildly envious. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287819 nickholden
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:31 pm

what i have planned is this year some spuds leeks carrots brussels and some cabage
and its only half a plot thats all they will let you have to start with but thats better than nothing :cheers:

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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287826 Green Aura
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:43 am

Ah, I did wonder. It's not a bad idea really - a full plot that's been neglected can be very daunting for newer gardeners. I think a lot of folk have been put off by the enormous task of clearing a full plot.
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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287827 ina
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:08 am

Just out of interest - how much do you have to pay for a half plot? There are new-ish allotments in this area, but they were so expensive that I for one would not have been able to afford one. In other words, once I'd counted the rest of the cost of gardening, buying veg all year round would have been much cheaper... I think that it's sad that yet again only the "rich" (comparatively) can afford to grow their own!
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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287829 nickholden
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:22 pm

it's £13 a year witch i dont think is to bad
cos you would not get a years worth of veg for that well not round hear anyway

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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287833 ina
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:05 am

nickholden wrote:it's £13 a year witch i dont think is to bad
cos you would not get a years worth of veg for that well not round hear anyway


I can't remember the exact numbers but it was well over £200 here for quite a small plot. £13 is great!
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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287847 nickholden
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:36 pm

that has to be a joke no one would pay that for a full size allotment mine is from the town council but i think the other ones are mutch the same price at £26 per year full size

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Re: Hello from Banbury Oxfordshire

Post: #287848 ina
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:45 am

I think because the council neglects to provide allotments, it's now down to the private sector, and they make money where they can. I've seen even more expensive ones, I think it was just outside Brechin. It's "in" to grow your own - so let's make money with it! Let's do anything to widen the gap between the haves and the have-nots...

(Grrrr - don't get me started! :mrgreen: )
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