Trees and Bees Survey

The, It’s your Neighbourhood programme, had trees, bees and butterflies as a special focus this year and this prompted us to take a look at the trees and bees found on site.  We decided to conduct a little informal research and thanks goes to all who contributed ideas and information.…

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Diary date for seed lovers

This message arrived from Lizzy Shepherd of Gone to Seed.  I know many plotters visited and enjoyed the Tarland event last year. _____________ I hope you are busy saving seed to share with your friends and to bring along to the 2018 Seed Swap and Potato Day being held in Tarland…

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Stunning!

Our wild flower area has been simply stunning for weeks now. Thanks to everyone who helped with the hard work to get it re-established this year and especially Michael who kept faith with the original idea of a wild flower garden after the difficulties of our first efforts.

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Be bee friendly …

One of the, “It’s Your Neighbourhood” priorities this year is that we plotters do as much as we can to encourage and protect our native bees. It’s common knowledge that bees have been having a tough time of late.  They are vital to the success of many of our crops and it makes sense…

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Dear Plotters The Its Your Neighbourhood theme for 2017 is “Birds, Bees and Trees”, and your committee has been pondering whether the site of the wildflower meadow can be reformed to reflect this theme. The meadow has been in place for 3 years, and the site was initially too rich…

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Farm and Horse Manure

A number of our plotters have used this service. Thanks go to Gill on Plot 64 for the original contact.  Gill can give you more info if needed. If you give it a go, please let us know how you get on.  

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