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Author Topic: Allotments - your opinions please  (Read 356 times)


  • Joined Apr 2013
Re: Allotments - your opinions please
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2021, 09:06:40 am »
All this waiting list stuff is interesting..

I was on a waiting list for 6 years for my first plot and ended up getting another plot in the next village quite quickly.
I left my name on the list to get a closer to home plot.    Anyway I was a bit suspicious of a few new plot holders but just assumed there was a long list.
I decided to kick up a bit saying that i had been on the list a long time and where was i on the list and miraculously I was the VERY next one.  I got a plot within a few weeks.

Having seen the way plots are let at my current site it is not straight ( forward ) at all..
You cant have a plot if you are not on the list unless you can.
You cant jump up the list unless you can. 
You cant be shown a vacant plot if its untidy unless you can.
You cant leave an oversized shed on your new plot unless you can.
Current policy states you can only have a 5 pole plot unless it doesnt

It goes on..

Anyone remember Mrs 40 metres from my other thread?

If you cant beat 'em then at least bugger 'em about a bit.


  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Allotments - your opinions please
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2021, 12:40:30 pm »
In a thread in 'Crafts' we have been discussing growing flax and today there is a report on the News of a small group of people in Blackburn who are growing flax on waste ground to make local linen, as an alternative to importing cheap, oil-based fabrics and cotton (very unsustainable) clothing from overseas, with large carbon footprints.
I'm wondering how the allotment committees would look upon flax being grown on plots - it looks really scruffy when it's growing, especially so when it's developing its seeds.
Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.



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