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It’s BBQ time!

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 12 noon

Plotters and our volunteers, along with their families and friends, are invited to our Summer Barbecue
at the Community Orchard area of the Garthdee Field Allotments Site

Please bring your preferred BBQ food and drink (and if you can a salad or sweet to share with visitors)

There will be a Raffle with proceeds going to GFAA funds

Donations for the raffle will be gratefully received by
Gill Earle (Plot 64) Stuart Oram (Plot 8) or Norman Coutts (Plot 81)

Offers to loan BBQs would be especially helpful

Please send any queries or offers of help on the day to Gill Earle
g.earl20@btinternet.com / 07951021319

Sandy Inkster

With great sadness we note the passing of Sandy Inkster, Garthdee Field’s oldest and most knowledgeable horticulturalist. Sandy was an exceptionally skilled plotter and a top prizewinner in local garden competitions for both his allotment and home garden.

Many of our plotters will be grateful to Sandy for that special red rhubarb from the Queen’s estate at Balmoral, the crowns of which he generously distributed. Of course he was always generous and many’s the time if you went to his plot to ask a question you would come away with some vegetable or other.

He was the go-to person to get answers to all our gardening queries as his knowledge was encyclopaedic and his growing techniques tried and tested. Not surprisingly, the Beechgrove Garden team chose to feature Sandy in a number of their broadcasts in recent years. They could spot a star when they saw one.

He was an enthusiastic supporter of GFAA and helped on many occasions with community activities.

Many plotters have enquired with real concern about his health over recent weeks and months and this surely demonstrates the high regard so many plotters had for him. He will be deeply and sorely missed.

Our Sandy RIP

Community Sunday June 2019

Community Sunday is this coming Sunday – we are hoping for a bumper turn out – to help us build our Arc if nothing else!

Bonnie Borders

We have some affa bonnie borders this year.

Community Sunday May 2019

You are cordially invited to this month’s Community Sunday from 11.00 to 12.30 at Garthdee Field Allotments. Tea and coffee will be served at 12.30.

There is plenty to do around the communal areas of the site:

  • remove bonfire ash and tidy area (nails etc)
  • weeding South Bank
  • remove large weeds from wildflower meadow (if any)
  • pothole filling
  • orchard tidying (e.g. fruit bushes)
  • dead heading daffodils
  • etc.

Looking forward to seeing all who can make it,

Happy plotting (I’m hoping for rain any day except Sunday)

Michael Hart
Secretary – GFAA

Seed Swopping Time

We have set up a new seed swop point in the Octagon. Thanks go to Raymond on Plot 95A for suggesting this idea and kickstarting us with some seeds.

Val’s heritage Sutherland Kale seeds are also available and if you can’t find what you want there is a wee stock of Dobies’ catalogues with the necessary GFAA discount code that will allow you to buy new seeds at the usual 40% saving.

Please feel free to donate your extra seeds and take what you need from the stockpile.

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