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Sandy’s Birthday Day Two

It was a matter of have your cake and eat it over at Heather’s Plot today.

No sign of the champagne mind you! We are a very sober lot on Garthdee field apparently.  Mind, you listening to our singing maybe not.

Here’s to the Birthday Boy

Sandy is 90 today.  That would be 90 going on 19 I guess.  Around here he will always be Pick of the Crop and Best in Show.  Here’s wishing Sandy many, many happy returns.

Beechgrove – the Sandy Inkster Show

Did you know that after 40 years, the BBC is about to rename The Beechgrove Garden –   The Sandy Inkster Show.  Well maybe not quite, but after his recent appearance, they really ought to.  What a star!

Episode 2 of the new series brings together Sandy from Plot 89 (which just happens to be his current age, but a birthday ending with a nought is fast approaching) and Carol Baxter: two of our favourite gardeners in the one place – what’s not to like?

If you missed the screening it may still be available via this iPlayer link.  The section with Sandy starts 20 minutes in – clearly, they saved the best for last!

Flower and Pedal Power

Thanks go to Phil for this post and photo:

Here’s Val ready to cycle home with a rucksack of blossom. Did it see home or get blown away on the journey????

Black Earth Abounds

With the promise of a new season just a few weeks away now a wee wander round our site today showed just how well on the winter digging was going on many of our plots.

It was nice to see so many of these plots were, ‘under new management’ this year and that things were off to a flying start for the year ahead.  It’s very encouraging to see such keen new starters join our association.  With apologies to those others who were not featured above.

Randall MacLennan

Some sad news.

We’re sorry to announce the passing on 31 October of another long-serving plotter. Randall (Plot 94B) took on plot 94 in 1989 but for several years before that he helped his father-in law Norman McLeod who held the plot. Randall was kind-hearted, loved the outdoors and had a soft spot for all birds and animals many of whom he rescued when they were hurt or in distress.

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He grew some fine produce in his time and when I had just started plotting I would occasionally come across a bag of quality carrots and the like hanging on the handle of our front door. Perhaps it made me a little jealous but it inspired me to emulate his example. He was 77 and latterly suffered from a very aggressive form of Alzheimer’s.

Stuart

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