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.
The site was looking great in the sunshine this afternoon after lots of hard work to get it ready for our upcoming IYN assessment. The new Octagon was a real picture.
This cheeky chappie also seemed pleased to be on site and was clearly appreciative of Gordon Mitchell’s efforts on the bird feeding front.
It’s a great pleasure to welcome our most recent volunteer, Gordon Mitchell. Gordon joined us a few weeks back and is now a regular on site on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Gordon with Linda MacDonald from Momentum Skills
Meantime Gordon has worked in and around the Community Garden, looking after the raised beds and watering in the poly tunnel. He has just started work on a new project, installing and maintaining some bird feeders as part of our contribution to the IYN Birds, bees and trees focus for this year.
If any plotters have any feeders or bird tables not in use, please pass them on to Gordon or leave them in the Bothy or Octagon if that is easier.
Please be sure to come over and say hello to Gordon if you see him working. He will be especially pleased to share ideas for encouraging small song birds on site.
There were pollinators a plenty on the plots today: like the rest of us, scudding before the storms threatened for the afternoon perhaps.
Hopefully, they and lots of plotters will be back around on Sunday 11.00 – 12.30 for our Community Sunday Activities – with added coffee and cake for all those with two legs!
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.