Thank you to all the mowers’

By | June 27, 2023

We want to thank Ron, plot 5, who has kindly done the maintenance on the equipment in the shed.  

Also, thank you for all the allotmenteers who have given up their time to mow the common area.  This is a necessary task which often  goes without any recognition.

Damage to Fence

By | June 27, 2023

Last night the farmer lost control of the slurry container and it went sliding down the hill.  Our new fence posts stopped the container from ruining a few allotments!  Unfortunately this left some major damage to the newly secured fencing and damaged the lower gate.  

The farmer has sent one of his men, who works with fencing, tonight to look at the damage and try to mend it to repair it in the next few days.  

He apologises for any inconvenience.

Bean and gone

By | May 13, 2023

So, I usually start my runner beans off in trays in my south-facing back garden. But this year, hardly any have come through. Have I watered too much, or not enough? Are my beans ‘old’? Do bean seeds (or any seeds) have a lifespan after which they aren’t any good? I truly don’t know but as I am going away for a little while, I don’t have time to start over, so I’ve planted more seeds directly into the ground on the plot. Never tried this before so here’s hoping . . .

Fencing refurb

By | May 13, 2023

The perimeter fencing to the allotment, that was looking a bit tired and unstable, has been fortified with the addition of 100 new posts inserted in between each of the original posts. These posts have a 15yr guarantee which is pretty good considering they are literally out in all weathers, so they should be good for quite a while. The posts supporting each of the gates have also been reinforced.

Paths to the right

By | May 9, 2023

You are responsible for keeping the path to the right of your plot (with your back to the parking lot) mowed.  The smaller lawnmower might work on some of the side paths if you struggle with the strimmer.