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by MikeM
Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 135924

our allotments get pretty waterlogged this time of year (tho my plot is reasonable well drained), a consequence of being on London clay I guess. Basically means we can't do a thing up there till it all dries out a bit. Last spring was a nightmare with all that rain, it was still a quagmire even into...
by MikeM
Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: 'nother noob
Replies: 14
Views: 1857

Re: forester

Thanks MikeM. Trying not to hijack the thread but it is such an interesting subject - so I will apologize if I am asking too many questions and getting off tract a bit. Sounds like a great job to have - a bit like our National Parks Rangers I think but on a commercial level. Old Tree Man - wow, wor...
by MikeM
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: 'nother noob
Replies: 14
Views: 1857

Re: welcome

hi MikeM, old tree man or MikeM could you explain what a forester actually does - Aussie here and not familiar with this trade. it's a bit of an amorphous job title as it kinda depends where you're working. If it's a commercial forest then it'll be planting, tending then felling trees for timber pr...
by MikeM
Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: 'nother noob
Replies: 14
Views: 1857

Welcome in MikeM hmm a forester eh? <thinks- fuel for woodburning stove> :bom: well, a goodly portion of my days currently are spent foraging for firewood (it's our main source of heat, sadly we're not set up for hotwater from it yet), and it's work I really enjoy. So I thought to myself, why not t...
by MikeM
Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Gosh! Better get planting.
Replies: 15
Views: 5212

Even on our allotment site we have `gardeners` who`ve totally lawned their plots and installed posh summerhouses and patios - in the name of `leisure gardening`. Not a fruit or vegetable to be seen. This when we`ve got a waiting list of thirty or so hopefuls. Can`t do anything about it as they clai...
by MikeM
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: 'nother noob
Replies: 14
Views: 1857

'nother noob

hello all, I'm mike and I'm a noobie. Been allotmenteering for about 4 years now (tho had a terrible year this year). I was an accountant, but have given that up and hope to become a forester. I'm currently running a home business with my wife, and am starting a voluntary job as forester at the end ...