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Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« on: March 21, 2005, 22:13:24 »
Hi all!!  ;D

Its been such a long time since I posted on here!!

But had to tell you all the good news!! Finally me and my partner visited our new allotment on Sunday and spent the whole day down there - A long six hours, but very enjoyable time. The neighbours seem very friendly (and very good at gardening judging by their plots!!)

 It was hard work as the plot has not been worked for a while and is basically a wildlife haven at the moment - grass and weeds everywhere! But we cleared and dug a area about 3.0m x 7.5m!! Doesn't sound much but it was hard work.

Really enjoyed it and hopefully if the weather is nice will be down there again this weekend!!

Wuhoo!!

Nobbs!!!  :P

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2005, 22:44:33 »
Well done. A sense of achievement is a very pleasant feeling.
Gardening is the great leveller.

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2005, 22:52:23 »
after a saturday spend gardening - my lower back muscles hurt - so do my leg muscles, for some reason.
i never considered digging stressful for legs, but so it is :)

sense of achievement is good - slept like a baby.

looking forward to seeing piccies of your plot, nobb(l)y ;)

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2005, 23:00:46 »
My back is also agony!!

I must be getting old(er)!!!

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2005, 23:16:42 »
Been down to the lottie again today!!

Still digging.........................back still hurts!!

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2005, 11:41:51 »
Hiya Nobbs nice to see  you back..  ;D Glad to hear that your gettiing on with the lottie.
Take time to stop and smell the flowers.

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2005, 20:59:26 »
The first plant is now in...................................and its rhubarb!!!

Can't stand the stuff!! My partner loves it!!

 Nobbs

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2005, 21:11:09 »
 ;D SPOOKY :o ;D That was my first plant too! followed by a Gooseberry bush 8) Don't break the spell now ;D

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2005, 21:53:15 »
:o Very Very spooky! :o  Rhubarb and then gooseberry bush - my first purchases for the lottie.
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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2005, 00:13:57 »
 :o I'm getting a little scared :o ;D

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2005, 11:21:15 »
 Roy some before and after pics would be good. Makes me really envious, wish I had a lottie.
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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2005, 21:11:06 »
 ;D Here's a B4 Val ;D remind me again around August 8) ;D

http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/yabbse/index.php/topic,7711.msg66461.html#msg66461

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2005, 22:49:15 »
Good stuff Nobbyman.  Congrats!  After a first good days digging on the plot, I discovered muscles that had lain dormant for many a year.  And everyone grows bubby, even if they don't like it, after all, makes great compostable matter, and the stems can be plonked in brassica planting holes to reduce the risk of clubroot, and I'm sure the leaves can be used for something....altho they are poisonous....is that it, an insect repellant....

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2005, 23:13:15 »
Wow thanx E.J - So much that one plant can do................what do I plant next?

Any advice anyone?

Nobbs xx

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2005, 16:28:46 »
I've actually been to my plot today and done some work!  This is the first time in ages since I hurt my back.  My back was awful this morning but I still went down and it got better as the day wore on  :)  I chucked some cardboard down, followed by manure and I've put black sheet mulch over it and tucked the edges under.  I shall put my spuds under it tomorrow.  I must remember to cut some slits in for them to grow through  ;D

My OH was putting a roof on our second hand shed so we should have somewhere to store stuff very soon.

I came, I saw, I composted

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2005, 21:46:38 »
Hi Wardy!!

Well done!!

Send your OH over to my lottie afterwards - loads he can do there!!  :D

Hows your back now - painful I'll bet

Nobbs xx  ::)

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2005, 23:23:38 »
Ta Nobbyman   My back was ok.  It got better and better as the afternoon wore on.  I didn't do very much though as don't want to get back to where I was on Mother's Day.  Ouch ouch ouch. 

All being well am  going back tomorrow to get some seed taters in.  They've got a bit soft and wrinkled but so am I   ;D ;D

My lotty neighbour gave me leeks and spring cabbage for tea.  All is well with the world  :)
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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2005, 14:30:29 »
he he lucky you! ;)

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2005, 00:02:26 »
Back on the plot today to get some early spuds in (Arran Pilot) using no dig method.  Hope it works cos I'm planting Desiree's tomorrow.  Watered the manure as it was rock hard and I had to chip bits off! 

Came home and soaked in the bath with a couple of lagers. Had sausages for tea.   ;D
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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2005, 23:42:24 »
Couple of largers!!

I'd rather soak with a couple of ladies!!

 Nobbs xx

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Re: Absolutely Knackered But Wuhoo!!
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2005, 23:42:24 »