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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.

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!

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