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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.

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

Chiltern Seeds and Veg Book 2015

No doubt Seed Catalogues have dropped through letterboxes for weeks now, but at the weekend something new arrived with us – the Chiltern Seeds Catalogue and, better still, their Veg Book for 2015.

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The Veg Book was a new find and is great fun to browse and read. It’s full of charming illustrations and even more full with suggestions of veggies to grow from seed: some are well-known ‘heritage’ varieties and some new and unusual selections.

Both are free and you can apply for your copy via their website at the link above.  Needless to say, I have no connection with them, other than I like their alternative take on things.



Yet more links…

With the weather favouring the ducks today when I had free time and hoped to get on with my delayed winter digging I have resorted to surfing some of my favourite allotment and gardening sites and adding them to our Links page above.  A wee reminder – if you have sites you would like to pass on, please let me know and I’ll be pleased to add them.

Beautiful Scotland Newsletter

The new edition is out now with stories on:

·         On-line registration information & key dates for 2015
·         Special garden visit offer from the RHS
·         Keep Scotland Beautiful updates including: Clean Up Scotland key dates; how to   make your project money go further; Peer to Peer network meetings
·         Funding & resources
·         Your stories including: celebrations in Cumbernauld; success for Pitlochry;
·         Other news
Download via the link below:

Our Green Times – out now!

The City Council have published the latest edition of, Our Green Times which carries coverage of all sorts of environmental projects going on in the city.

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Green Times includes information on local transport, energy, waste, Eco Schools and biodiversity events and initiatives. This new format  for the Winter 2014 Edition will allow even more environmental news to be included in the publication, keeping people informed and up to date with what is happening in Aberdeen.

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