Garthdee Allotments

the e-home of the Garthdee Field Allotments Association

Author: Norman (Page 2 of 44)

We’re in the money!

Plotters will recall GFAA joined Dobies Group Scheme last year, offering a 40% discount on orders placed for plotters and a 10% benefit forAssociation funds.  Well, 40% on seeds and 10% on everything else.

Dobies (that is Dobies the seed merchants with one “b”, not the local chain of garden centres) have been in touch to say that they are going to be putting £56.63 into our association bank account at the end of the month.  That is based on a value of £499.34 (after discount) of total orders placed with them by our members.

This is quite encouraging for the first year of the scheme’s operation. A total of 22 orders were placed in the course of the year.  We joined the scheme a wee bit late in the season.  The new catalogues will be available in September, along with a new unique discount code that must be used.  Please note the old code can no longer be used after the end of this month.  If you would like to take part in the coming year, please look out for further info in the course of next month.

Thanks to all who supported the scheme this time around.  I have not heard of any problems or disappointments, but please let me know if you have any concerns.

Major Development Proposed in our Area

Thanks to Val (Plot 23) for suggesting this post.

A major planning application has been submitted for the land adjacent to our allotment site.  Any objections must be submitted within the next few days.

The plan is for a residential-led development for the retired/elderly (including affordable housing), a 50 bedroom care home and approximately 500sqm of ancillary retail/community use, together with public open space and associated infrastructure including a link road.

Fuller details are available on Aberdeen City’s Planning Site.

The Application reference number is 181224.

 

Pollinator Monitoring Scheme (UK)

Thanks go to Sonya )Plot 97B) for suggesting this post.

This citizen science research project gives details of 14 pollinator-friendly flowers and invites participants to monitor plants and visitors in a set square of their plot.

Follow this link to the POMS website.

Break-ins and the Police

The Police visited the site today and spoke with a number of plotters who suffered break-ins to their sheds.

They request that all plotters affected phone in a notification of the event including any damage or losses via the 101 non-emergency number and cite Incident Number CF 0167170718.  This will allow the Police to take a coordinated approach in their response.

 

Bees’ needs abound

Am I right in thinking there have been more bees around this year?  I guess the weather has been to their liking.  However, it’s clear they need all the help we can offer them.  This is Bees’ Needs Week.  Check out these ideas for helping them out.

Party Party!

The GFAA school visits team were invited to Kaimhill for a wee party by the Primary threes and fours who had visited with us this session.  We had a great time, but plotters might want to note their reaction when they found out Peter (Plot 29) would not be able to join us.

Things changed when we said he would be back with the team next time!

Page 2 of 44

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén

%d bloggers like this: