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 helpful report, has been incorporated into a new page under the Advice and Support tab above. You will also find a copy of the interim report.
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 plotters this year. A good level of entries helps show how keen we plotters are on our allotments and the Council’s work to support green spaces and gardening.
Plotters can pick up an entry from from the Bothy or from Council offices and libraries. Alternatively, you can submit your entry online via the Aberdeen in Bloom Page.
I hope we will see a bumper crop of entries this year!
Our visit to Gardening Scotland gave us all sorts of good ideas for Primary visit activities next year. Lots of imagination and talent on show.
I spotted this toad near my manure pile this week.
It would be great to build up a record of the wildlife that we see on our site. If you spot something interesting, please let Norman know. Better still, if you can catch a photo or some video please pass it onto him at gfaawebhelper [at] gmail.com.
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.
Don’t miss out – put the GFAA Early Summer BBQ date in your diary now!