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.
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.
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 . . .
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.