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Hi from Stroud!

Post: # 55769Post littlebluefish »

Hi,

Just to introduce myself, I'm a first time gardening who is sharing an allotment of sorts with a friend, and growing vegetables for the first time ever!

We are trying to go organic, and on a steep learning curve (broad beans don't climb? Who knew!) which we are hoping will level out!

Other than that, I'm a 33 year old mother of one daughter, aged 13. I' m a nurse, working in various places, married with dogs!

S

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Post: # 55770Post mithril »

Hi S! It's lovely here, I've taken on my first allotment this year and it's the first time I've grown veg and yes it is a steep curve isn't it! Lots of fun though :mrgreen:
Look forward to seeing you around.
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Post: # 55775Post Shirley »

Hiya Littlebluefish!

:welcomeish:

I know all about that learning curve - it doesn't stop, just gets slightly less steep, but it's a very enjoyable one nonetheless.

Looking forward to the tales from your allotment.
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Post: # 55786Post Thomzo »

Hi from just down the road in Swindon. Good luck with your allotment and enjoy yourself.

My first bit of advice, enjoy it, don't overdo it or expect too much, otherwise you'll just wear yourself out.
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hi and welcome
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I like like minded people... a bit like minded anyway.. well people with bits of their minds that are like the bits of my mind that I like...

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Post: # 55813Post littlebluefish »

Thomzo wrote:Hi from just down the road in Swindon. Zoe
Ohh shiny! Someone who trod the road before us and nearbyish!

*grins* thanks for the warm welcome, I'll try not to spam with stupid questions (but I reserve the right for a few!).

S

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Post: # 55816Post Thomzo »

Ask away. We've all done it. That's why this forum's here.

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Post: # 55823Post the.fee.fairy »

Hello

Don't ever worry about the stupid questions - they're not stupid if you need the answer!

its my second year growing veg properly (i'm no-where near self sufficient though) and i think i've got the basics sorted, but there's still a lot to learn.

One bit of advice: invest in slug traps!

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Post: # 55825Post littlebluefish »

[quote="the.fee.fairy"]One bit of advice: invest in slug traps![/quote

Ohh good idea. So far, I'm still struggling with the concept of netting. We've decided to use bamboo canes and hosepipe bits to attach the netting too... /rant

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Post: # 55826Post cir3ngirl »

Hello LBF

I'm just down the road too in Cirencester.

Davina

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Post: # 55831Post littlebluefish »

Hey!

Lots of local people! Oh this is great!

S

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Post: # 55837Post Cornelian »

Welcome littlebluefish - I am very new as well, but loving this forum - it is so friendly and informative.

Gardening is like the first stages of an affair- you never lose the urge to explore and learn, and it always gives back far more than you ever put in. But better than affair, it never grows tired and jaded. :)

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Post: # 55846Post ohareward »

Hi LBF, another warm welcome from downunder. In time we might have the whole world on board.

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Hi Littlebluefish and welcome!

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another local ish person here down the road in Bristol. Welcome to the forum.
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