After the long Covid break, it was great to have the wonderful Kaimhill kids back visit with us along with Captain Grow, aka Peter (Plot 29).
Thanks go to Hazel, Anne, Steve, Raymond, Ron and Norman for hosting groups on their plots and to Mr Skinley and his colleagues for taking the kids along to us.
The kids return on Tuesday 9 May and then for the next six weeks or so at the same times. If you can spare an hour or so between 13.00 and 14.20 and would be willing to have the kids visit on your plot we would love to hear from you.
Your will recall that Fiona and Anna from BBC Scotland visited a week or se back to record a number of interviews for their programme, It’s a Small World. Fiona has been in touch with the details of the upcoming broadcast.
I just wanted to let you know that the Garthdee allotment programme will be going out under the title of It’s a Small World on BBC Radio Scotland on Sunday 19 March at 6 00 am. Very early, I know but you can also access the programme at any time via BBC Sounds. I’d be grateful if you can let our other contributors know also please.
Anna and I very much enjoyed our visit to the allotments and I hope you like what you hear.
Our annual bonfire will take place on Tuesday 21 March starting at 9.30 am. Come along and help feed the stuff for burning onto the fire.
Make sure you take this opportunity to get rid if any scrap or rotting timber, branches, prunings etc and help keep our allotment tidy and free from rubbish.
Feeding the fire takes a massive effort through most of the day. It is certainly an occasion when many hands make for light work. If you can spare an hour at anytime in the morning or early afternoon, please come along and help out. We will be serving hot and cold drinks, savouries and cake throughout the day.
If you’re wearing nylon clothing beware of sparks melting small holes in the material –it’s best to wear very old clothes. As always – stay safe!