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Allotments

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by kyoto49, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Self build homes and home grown veg - Kingston Hill was a Tv series before its time
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Tenby Drive was also self-build with adjacent allotments.
     
  3. wmrcomputers

    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    Some of the Coton Fields allotments today at the end closest to Prospect road. I actually tried to get some full video footage but had issue's with the memory card in the camera. Never mind :)

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    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    The top corner plots at the junction of Prospect Road and Blakiston Street

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    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    And looking across the allotments from Prospect Road toward Pennycrofts

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  6. arthur

    arthur Nixon Garden Neatness

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    I have an allotment in the Silkmore area, not many of the people on the site are local just one or two. We have BBQs in the summer and a trip out to a garden show, Last year we had a scarecrow competition great fun, we usually do a bonfire night with a Guy Fawkes and another BBQ it's such a great sense of community.

    We have all gotten to know each other over the last few years and we all stop for a cuppa and a chat, its a very important part of the growing process. I've planted green manure over the winter for the last two years it really done the soil good, i dug it all in today and I planted broad beans and early dwarf peas. Roll on the spring so i can get my scruffy clothes on and go and play in the soil.
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Are you on the Silkmore Crescent ones? Nobody knows they're there - you could run a jihadist training camp there and get away with it.
     
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    Maryland Well-Known Forumite

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    And somewhere in Fort Meade, something stirred...

    Surely, G, you meant 'grow leeks'?
     
  9. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    They may be aware of your code-words...

    ..but, they would still never find you..
     
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    That's got GCHQ reading the forum. They probably did anyway as there algorithm machines picked up JM's random comments and thought that it could be some new code.!
     
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    Do Councils have a statutory duty to provide allotments? Yes. If the council believes that there is a demand for allotments; they have a statutory duty to provide a sufficient number of plots. Section 23 of the Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908.

    Thorpe Report which recommends a minimum provision equivalent to 15 per 1,000 households, but this is not legally binding.

     
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    Imagine being the poor bastard that has Marwood on his Watch List - he'll never get home in time for Match of the Day, will he...?
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Anybody who could crack Marwoodspeak would surely be deserving of a place at top table at GCHQ.
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Norman Wisdom worked at GCHQ.
     
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    You'd better take down some of these photos, wmr. There's too many shots of greenery - you never know who might be viewing them. <cougheenan>
     
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    Next Thursday Noah, usual time and place, bring ''The Advocado''.......
     
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    Love the aerial shots of the allotments @wmrcomputers

    @arthur Our allotments also has bonfire night fireworks and a small bbq and acoustic music get together in the summer; it's truly wonderful for the kids to benefit from this social side. In fact having an allotment is an amazing experience for kids full stop :)

    Main crop spuds, what varieties do people recommend please? We're mainly mash and roasties people, not boilers and chippers!
     
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    arthur Nixon Garden Neatness

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    A music get together is a good idea we may try that this summer
     
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