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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.

 

New Council Gardening Blog

Plotters will be interested to know that Aberdeen City Council now hosts a new Gardening Blog.

The site is hosted by Daniel Shand and promises all sorts of local info and opportunities and is off to a great start in the first episode.

South Bank in Spring

Our South Bank matures with each passing season and is beginning to look just great this Spring.

 

Thanks go to Michael on Plot 88, our plotters and volunteers for all their efforts and to Aberdeen City Council for their kind donation of spring bulbs over several years.

 

Promise of better days

Today was wonderful and it was great to see so many plotters on site in warm sunshine, but what a long winter we have had.  Which made seeing these little guys all the more welcome.

I am sure everyone notices them as they enter the site, and I have been aware of them over several years now, but I wonder if anyone knows anything about how they come to be there?  They are in such an exposed site, so close to the road, it is hard to believe they self-sowed there.

For that matter, can anyone help name them?

In recent years ACC has donated many thousands of other bulbs and it’s great to see them thriving around the site.

Managing Your Allotment – Guidance Notes

In December 2017 Aberdeen City Council issued an updated set of guidance notes for plotters called, “Managing your Allotment”. The new version contains updated information on, e.g. ponds, polytunnels and keeping bees.   For your convenience, you will find a copy of this document under the Advice Tab at the top of our Homepage. Or you can follow this link.

Aberdeen in Bloom Garden Competition

Stuart

It was wonderful this week to see Garthdee Field so prominent in the Allotments Section of the Aberdeen in Bloom Annual Garden Competition.  We had the biggest number of entries, showing our continued support for the City Council’s efforts to promote gardening and allotments.

It was great to see so many new entrants from GFAA there at the Civic Reception to collect their certificates and prizes from the Lord Provost.  GFAA can claim to have dominated the six prizes, occupying as we did places six, five, four and two.

But the night really belonged to our own GFAA superstar – Sandy Inkster.  Not only did Sandy take our top ranking second prize for his allotment, but also he came in first in the Garden Display section for the whole city and took the overall outstanding entrant award.  What a wonderful result!

Hearty congratulations go to Sandy and all the other prize and certificate winners and thanks are due to all plotters who entered from our site.

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