Garthdee Allotments

Grow Greener with Garthdee Field Allotments Association

Alpaca Poo anyone?

Apparently Alpaca Poo packs quite a punch. Mari-Anne on Plot 49 has found a source on Facebook (he owns ‘Highland Alpacas’ in Balmedie) who is selling “Alpaca Poo – organic fertiliser” and is keen to order some to try. It’s currently £4 for a 20KG bag with £6 delivery and he has 76 bags at the moment. Stuart (Plot 8) is willing to coordinate a bulk order to the site if enough plotters are interested in getting some. Please get in touch with Stuart directly if you are interested.

Thanks to Pixabay for the licence free Alpaca photo.

 

Sunshine on Garthdee

What a day! Full of colour, warmth and promise. We are indeed a lucky lot. Click on an image to see them all in full size.

Special Community Sunday

You are cordially invited to this month’s Community Sunday (September 20) from 11.00 to 12.30 at Garthdee Field Allotments. With regret there will be no communal coffee and cake session at the close and we will have to observe strict social distancing, while working in small groups, but there is plenty to do safely around the communal areas of the site e.g.

weeding South Bank and other boundaries
remove large weeds from wildflower meadow (if any)
pothole filling
orchard tidying (e.g. fruit bushes)
strimming of grass
woodchip management
etc.

This is a good opportunity to get things as shipshape as possible just before the visit of the assessors on Thursday for the Green Flag Award
Looking forward to seeing all who can make it.

Happy plotting

Stuart

New Dobies Catalogue

Dobies have sent out their new Group Scheme Catalogues and issued our new Discount Code (all our plotters and volunteers can get 40% off seeds and 10% off everything else).

I will pop the new catalogues and code details into the Octagon by the weekend. Be warned – lots of tempting new offerings!

Note: The old code will not now work.

Coffee Grounds Anyone?

We have very kindly been offered spent coffee-grounds from one of Aberdeen’s baristas. A quick internet check reveals that there are differing views on how useful coffee grounds are in a garden.

However the grounds certainly have some uses and are being delivered free of charge to our site. You will find a small pile accumulating at the bottom of our allotment site beside where George dumps the grass cuttings. Please help yourself.

NEW: TAMS Veg Boxes

The Allotment Market Stall team have been in touch to announce their new weekly veg box scheme.



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