Thursday, 16 January 2014

Pot's, Pot's, Pot's!!!

I received a text message the other day from Jez whom I helped out over the summer with the his hives and has been my mentor since I completed the course...this was what I read.....

pot's for potting ...hundreds of them?????

 Pot's are always useful and when someone sends you a text like this you think they have a few pots spare and I am sure people could make use of them either on the allotments or at home. With all these thoughts running through my head I replied.....


Seems like a reasonable response to me...don't you think?? I didn't expect what happened a couple of days later when Jez turned up though...

pot's for potting ...hundreds of them?????
Now that's A LOT of pots...and they are all outside my gate. Jez came and said to me, 'You put the kettle on and make a cuppa whilst I get them out!' so It wasn't until I went to put my bin away (which of course I couldn't do for pots!!) that I found out just how many there were!!

Turns out, the company Jez works for has just taken over a new container which was previously used for not very legal activities...hence all the pots!! Moral of this story...always ask exactly how many you may be talking about!!

At present they are still cluttering up my bins and drive way but hopefully tomorrow I will able to get sorted through them and get them moved up to the allotment. For now I'm thinking they can live in the greenhouse and the shed until I can see if I can offload some on other plot holders.

Something good did come out of it though, a villager who has recently moved back was taking a walk and when he saw all the pots thought maybe I would have an allotment so knocked on the door as he is interested in going on the waiting list. Nice gentleman and we had a nice chat about what we offer and the village in general...maybe these things do happen for a reason!!

Will be catching up with you all over the weekend and showing you a few bits I got for Christmas too!!
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12 comments:

  1. Can you just stack them on site with the message Help Yourself?

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    1. Probably will Sue...going to get sorting tomorrow weather permitting!!

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  2. Oh my, you do have a lot there. They look a similar size to the ones I grow new potatoes in.

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    1. I think they may be a little smaller than that. Yes a LOT of pots to sort..but I'm sure we can find them homes!!

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  3. Hope Trojon dident nip him.................

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    1. No Trojan didn't 'nip' him Mr Wright-Jones...he simply gave him a loving welcome...lol!!!!

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  4. Hi Tanya, I am sure you will plant many beautiful veggies in these. They will not go to waste.
    Have a great weekend. Blessings, Catherine xo

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    1. Nothing ever goes to waste Catherine!!

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  5. January 23rd, 2014
    Dear Tanya,
    Oh my! When it rains, it pours! That's a lot of pots!
    I'm looking forward to spring. Right now it is cold, dark and depressing!
    Hope you are well and happy!
    Anna

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    1. Hi Anna...so nice to see you. I think we are all more than ready for spring to arrive...hopefully not too long now!!

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  6. Hi Tanya, Just dropping by to say hello and hope that all is well.
    Stay warm and cozy. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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    1. All is well here...hope you are staying warm too. Trying to get back into a routine so that I am regularly posting and popping by to my favourite blogs...maybe one day I will accomplish this!!

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