Pollinators on Parade

There were pollinators a plenty on the plots today: like the rest of us, scudding before the storms threatened for the afternoon perhaps. Hopefully, they and lots of plotters will be back around on Sunday 11.00 – 12.30 for our Community Sunday Activities – with added coffee and cake for…

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Our New Zealand Flatworm Problem

We have just received the interim report from OPAL and the University of Aberdeen on our flatworm problem.  It does not make for great reading as it suggests that over 70% of our plots are infested with these pests. Suggestions as to how to deal with flatworms, taken from this very…

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Welcome Mr Toad

I spotted this toad near my manure pile this week.         It would be great to build up a record of the wildlife that we see on our site.  If you spot something interesting, please let Norman know.  Better still, if you can catch a photo or…

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Elephant Hawk-Moth – It’s a stunner!

    Thanks to David for pointing out this beautiful Elephant Hawk-Moth visiting on his plot recently.   What a stunner! Otherwise known as Deilephila Elpenor (that’s easy for you to say!) Read more on Wikipedia. We are keen to build up photos and information about all the wildlife our site…

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Be bee friendly …

One of the, “It’s Your Neighbourhood” priorities this year is that we plotters do as much as we can to encourage and protect our native bees. It’s common knowledge that bees have been having a tough time of late.  They are vital to the success of many of our crops and it makes sense…

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Wow! Look at these colours …

Shiona caught this beauty on her Plot 71B this week. Web research suggests it’s a Peacock Butterfly, but maybe others can confirm?  A lovely visitor for sure.

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