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Best in Show?

Would this be the best sunflower on site this season?

Can you do better? Have you seen a better example? Send us a photo if you can.

How about these from Susan and Phil on Plot 35?

Photo Credit: Phil Wilkie
Photo Credit: Phil Wilkie
Photo Credit: Phil Wilkie

Keep them coming – the more the merrier!

Storm Arwen Damage

Storm Arwen has brought more damage to our site than most of us can ever remember.

Certainly, others have suffered and are still suffering much great losses and inconvenience and our thoughts are with them, but you can’t help but feel that some of our plotters have been very unlucky.

Caption Competition

Photo Credit: Steve Jennings

We are going to need a bigger bucket.

Somewhere under the rainbow …

… are some of GFAA’s most colourful plots.

Photo Credit: Stuart Oram

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.

Aberdeen in Bloom

Pat has been in touch asking us to help the Council celebrate Aberdeen in Bloom.

Celebrate Aberdeen In Bloom 2020

We have had some fantastic and varied photo submissions to our Celebration so far. You can see a selection of these submission at the Celebrate Aberdeen in Bloom facebook page Celebrate-Aberdeen-in-Bloom

The submissions show the beauty, diversity and wildlife, and in some cases quirkiness, of Aberdeen’s gardens/allotments. There is indeed much to celebrate.

The celebration is currently ongoing so there is still an opportunity to submit your photos.

There are six themes for your photos – make or design a scarecrow, garden wildlife, favourite viewpoint, splash of colour, home-grown dish, and proud of my planting.

Any resident of Aberdeen can take part so encourage your friends and family to take part – there is no age restriction for submitting photographs.

The intent is that the photos would be used in an exhibition later in the year, when Government restrictions allow. However, in the meantime, you can see a selection at the Celebrate Aberdeen in Bloom facebook page Celebrate-Aberdeen-in-Bloom

The photographs should be sent to showing work in the following themes:

Make or Design a Scarecrow
Submit image of your own scarecrow, built from materials only limited by your imagination. Use recycled /upcycled materials and get creative. Alternatively submit an image of your design for one.

Garden Wildlife
Submit your favourite photograph of wildlife in your garden, nearby green space or allotment. Could be butterflies on a buddleia flower, birds feeding on nearby shrubs, or trees or insects foraging a compost pile.

Favourite Viewpoint
Choose your very favourite outdoor space in your garden, green space or allotment and tell us why in no more than 200 words? Accompany with a photograph.

Splash of Colour
Take a snapshot of your favourite flower, leaf or vegetable which injects colour into your life, the brighter the better.

Home Grown Dish
Send in a picture of your meal produced from your own grown vegetables. Meal ideas and broad outline recipes can be included, with a 200-word restriction.

Proud of my Planting
A category to represent anyone young or old to the pleasures of planting seeds or cuttings. A picture of your favourite and a description of 200 words maximum preferred but not essential.

Please remember to tell us which category best fits each photograph you are submitting.

This will be an ongoing celebration and a closing date will be determined at a later date, depending on coronavirus restriction.

We look forward to seeing what you have been up to, and what is important to you, in the garden/allotment and let’s all Celebrate Aberdeen in Bloom.

Kind regards


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