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Clairwil
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« on: July 05, 2008, 12:26:52 AM »

Never in my life have I experienced such, praise, kindness and generosity from complete strangers as I have since I started cultivating my abandoned strip of land. As I'm working alone just now I garden in the light so have attracted curiosity rather quickly. Only two weeks in and I'm ?7 richer courtesy of two fine local pensioners which I've used to buy mint and a red cordyline.

Many of us in Scotland seem to be struggling to get a troop together but I wouldn't let that put you off. There's enormous satisfaction in going it alone and there's nothing like a bit of success to round up a few troops.
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Richard _001
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008, 08:20:15 AM »

Great work, and yes, starting solo is the way to go if a group is tricky to come by. That's how I began anyway and I know a lot of others have - it's easier to gain support from others if you've got something to show for your efforts already. 
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Clairwil
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008, 08:57:58 PM »

Cheers! Local reaction continues to be amazing. One of the local pubs is giving me water and one of their customers is offering free plants and cuttings. Not only that but staff and drinkers in the pub opposite are keeping an eye on the garden which was used as a dump until I started the garden. From the moment the first plants went in the amount of litter and rubbish dumped in the area dwindled to almost nothing. I'd recommend planting something in any grotty bit of land -yes you do get the odd human pest but the vast majority of people will find new respect for the space. This is really one of the best things I've done in my life.
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