You may remember Sonia Packer visiting our site to take photos for her RGU degree project. Sonia has been kind enough to invite us to her final degree show – see details below.
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You will remember that we spent one of our Community Sunday’s at the back-end of the year planting 2000 spring bulbs kindly supplied via Aberdeen City Council. Well, it’s been a long, cold wait, but the fruits of our labours are now out for all to see and in their full splendour. They certainly add a lovely splash of colour around our site and bring the promise of better days ahead in the new growing season.
I am not sure if it is wise to bring up the issue of immigration just at present, but we currently have a couple of visitors or new residents on our site who are likely to bring the issue to the fore before too long. As they continue to eat just about every green shoot in sight and on site, suggestions for their repatriation to the far reaches of the Deeside Line would be welcomed I am sure.
Gill 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.
Our latest Community Sunday was our most successful to date. Many thanks to all those who turned up. With well over a dozen willing helpers we made light work of:
- Trimming the tree branches along the site’s Southern boundary
- de-littering and removing fallen branches over the site
- digging over the area set aside for primary school visits in the future
- collecting waste materials for the up-coming bonfire.
With the work out of the way in record time there was plenty opportunity to enjoy the coffee and cake session at the bothy.
A date for your diary: the next scheduled Community Sunday will be on 19 April. The more the merrier!