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The great Poly-Tunnel clean-up

Post made on behalf of Susan:

Identifying our trees

In support of the It’s Your Neighbourhood 2017 theme – Birds, Bees and Trees – we have begun to survey and identify the trees around our site.

Marion (Plot 88) has created a prototype of a label we could use to identify each tree for interested plotters and visitors.

However, we need your help.  Can we have suggestions please as to materials and finishes that might be used to weather-proof the labels?

Our New Zealand Flatworm Problem

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.

Aberdeen in Bloom Competition

Stuart

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!

It’s a Polytunnel Scorcher!

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.

 

Community Empowerment and Funding

My thanks to Stephanie Morrison from RGU for alerting me to this very interesting article on possible funding sources, but just how much work is needed to secure them.

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