I was sorry to get this bad news from Sonya by email earlier this week:
Last Saturday, I went up to my plot (97b) with the intention of removing some bags of weeds to take to the municipal skip. Unfortunately, I slipped on the concrete paving and broke my leg and ankle bones in 3 places and will require an op to put pins in. It had been lightly raining, earlier, and I think it was a small clod of mud that I slid on, despite wearing stout shoes. It happened all so fast.
Anyway, I was wondering if you could put something on the website about safety (esp with wintry weather on the way) and advising other plotters to be careful. I wouldn’t wish this upon anyone. I am just thankful I had my friend with me as there was no one else about and I could have been stuck there, for a while, esp as I don’t have a mobile phone!
Sonya’s is a wee reminder that mishaps are only ever a step away and we all need to take care when on site or working on our plots. I am sure we will all wish Sonya all the best for a speedy recover and return to her plotting as soon as possible.
Squadrons of stunning butterflies continue to circle our site. This was the latest I spotted visiting the Sedum on my plot.
Any other offerings caught on camera?
These two visited the Sedums on my plot today – along with dozens of bees, including some honey bees I am pleased to say. Can anyone tell me what they are? Are they both the same species?
Our Allotment Association at Garthdee Field has been short-listed for a grant from the Skipton Building Society. The final award is by public vote. We hope to use the grant to improve facilities in our Community Garden and so bring the benefits of plotting to youngsters and adults with disabilities and health issues. If you could follow this link and vote for GFAA we’d be very grateful.
Our latest Community Sunday was another great success. We were a small but select team this time but everyone certainly got torn into the late season tasks that needed doing.
GFAA Autumn Barbecue
Saturday 24th September 2016
Plotters, friends and families are invited to the GFAA Annual Barbecue
at the community orchard area of Garthdee Field Allotments
Please bring your preferred BBQ food and drink – (salads and cakes will be available)
There will be a Raffle during the afternoon for GFAA funds.
If you are able to donate a raffle prize that would be much appreciated