Cheaper Seeds – a new GFAA Benefit

Good news! GFAA has joined the Dobies Gardening Associations Group Scheme. (Please note: this is Dobies with one ‘b’ and not the Dobbies with the local gardening superstore – as owned by Tesco I hear.)  Under this scheme, our plotters and volunteers ordering from Dobies will receive a 40% discount on…

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The great Poly-Tunnel clean-up

Post made on behalf of Susan:

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Identifying our trees

In support of the It’s Your Neighbourhood 2017 theme – Birds, Bees and Trees – we have begun to survey and identify the trees around our site. Marion (Plot 88) has created a prototype of a label we could use to identify each tree for interested plotters and visitors. However,…

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Our New Zealand Flatworm Problem

We have just received the interim report from OPAL and the University of Aberdeen on our flatworm problem.  It does not make for great reading as it suggests that over 70% of our plots are infested with these pests. Suggestions as to how to deal with flatworms, taken from this very…

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Aberdeen in Bloom Competition

Application forms for the 2017 competition are now available and entries have to be returned got to be returned to Aberdeen City Council by 14 July.  We have always been big supporters of the City’s, Britain in Bloom efforts and I hope we will see the usual big entry from…

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It’s a Polytunnel Scorcher!

Things have been doing great in the Polytunnel this season, but the plants can easily scorch in the heat if the doors are not opened for ventilation. If you notice the doors are closed on arrival on site please open them up if you can.  

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