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Events Announcement Michael Hart

Saturday 18th April -Bonfire
There will be a bonfire on Saturday 18th April, starting at 10.00 and continuing through the day. Help with stocking the bonfire will be appreciated through the day!
Please be aware that Friday 17th will be the last day this year for feeding the bonfire pile with unwanted wood rubbish from your plot.
Sunday 19th April – Community Sunday
We are having our usual third Sunday of the month Community Sunday at 11.00 to maintain and improve the community areas of the allotment site. Cakes and tea will be provided around 12.30!
Tasks available for action include:
– weeding the wildflower garden
– finishing digging the Primary School plot, and top dressing
– pothole filling on access roads
– clearing weeds at the bases of fruit trees and laying leaves
– repairing the bothy roof seal
– trial digging at one of the raised beds.
Looking forward to seeing all who can manage to spend and hour or two this weekend,
Best Regards
Michael Hart

Spring Flowers

You will remember that we spent one of our Community Sunday’s at the back-end of the year planting 2000 spring bulbs kindly supplied via Aberdeen City Council. Well, it’s been a long, cold wait, but the fruits of our labours are now out for all to see and in their full splendour. They certainly add a lovely splash of colour around our site and bring the promise of better days ahead in the new growing season.

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Deer oh Dear

I am not sure if it is wise to bring up the issue of immigration just at present, but we currently have a couple of visitors or new residents on our site who are likely to bring the issue to the fore before too long. As they continue to eat just about every green shoot in sight and on site, suggestions for their repatriation to the far reaches of the Deeside Line would be welcomed I am sure.

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A Straw in the Wind

DSC_2040Gill Earle from Plot 64 has come by a large bale of straw and has kindly offered to share it with other plotters. Gill is experimenting with a no dig method of growing tatties in straw and of course straw is a proven way protecting strawberries from contact with the soil, rot and slugs and other crops from late or early frosts.  If you can use some on your own allotment please see Gill to arrange uplift.

Community Sunday March 2015

Our latest Community Sunday was our most successful to date. Many thanks to all those who turned up.  With well over a dozen willing helpers we made light work of:

  • Trimming the tree branches along the site’s Southern boundary
  • de-littering and removing fallen branches over the site
  • digging over the area set aside for primary school visits in the future
  • collecting waste materials for the up-coming bonfire.

With the work out of the way in record time there was plenty opportunity to enjoy the coffee and cake session at the bothy.

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A date for your diary: the next scheduled Community Sunday will be on 19 April. The more the merrier!

Gardener’s Question Time Event

Thanks to Val Milne for providing information on this event:

I thought this would possibly be of interest to fellow allotmenteers

Gardener’s Question Time
In support of Momentum skills.
With Presenters of BBC’s Beechgrove Garden – Jim McColl and Carole Baxter
And local retired horticulturist and soft fruit specialist Colin Stirling.
Hosted by STV’s Chris Harvey.
Come along and have your gardening problems and queries answered by our expert panel.
Proceeds raised will help Momentum Skills support people with acquired brain injuries and other disabilities in North East Scotland.
Tickets cost £8 includes refreshments. Can be obtained by contacting Michael Jamieson
Cost: £8
Further Information
Michael Jamieson
07739 526531
Wednesday 29th April 2015, 19:30
Inverurie Town Hall
Market Place
AB51 3SN
Disabled Facilities
Access for disabled is up the ramp at the side of the hall.(Across from specsavers)
Car Parking

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