Winston

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WinstonMy name’s Winston, plot number is 160. I’ve had this allotment 30 years it was left to me by my father. Its how I got into allotments, though I used to grow certain things in my back garden.

My dad got into it by some friends that he’s got here on his site and they brought him down here and he thought what a great idea and he’s cursed saying what a lot of time he’s wasted watching TV instead of digging an allotment you know (laughs)
No I was, no I was never on a waiting list, like I said I inherited it from my father.

The worst, the worse mistake, I don’t I can’t really of the top of my head, I can’t say I’ve made err, yeh I have made a few I suppose but thinking of them now is. Because I’ve been here so long I don’t even think about the mistakes I’ve made in the past because everything is all success now (laughs) everything, everything’s just success (laughs)
A mistake I’ve made, a mistake. I don’t know, I don’t think I’ve, I can… I’ve slung slug pellets too close to plants, (laughing) which is a very bad idea because the slug just eat the plants and leave the pellets, so eat the plants first and eat the pellets after. Apart from that, I’ve planted seeds too early, they rot, the damp cold and they rot so I can’t really think of much else. I suppose there are a lot of little things but think of them of the top of my head is not. I don’t know, I don’t know maybe I’ll have to think a bit more about that one (laughs)

My biggest, my biggest, achievement I think is the knowledge I’ve gained from growing plants, it’s sort of inspired me to read a lot more because I’m quiet, well I’m interested in all this so I read more book about it. So I’d say that is my biggest achievement and I’m getting a lot of good results from reading these book and putting what I’m reading into practice and I’m helping a lot of people from my knowledge and that makes me feel very good (laughs) I feel very smug, I tell them and they say “oh that works” yeh (laughing)