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Last allotment report for 2016

We have been very busy with the DIY, putting in new posts and finishing the first three of the new raised beds. The old potato tub was emptied, the hazel and willow were pruned and the prunings will be used … Continue reading

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Become a 2017 Living Garden mentor

An exciting volunteer opportunity to provide support to Eco-Schools entering the ‘One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden competition’. Winning gardens will be displayed in the Living Garden, one of the exhibits at the national Gardening Scotland event at Ingliston, Edinburgh. (see … Continue reading

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A frosty but beautiful sunny day on the allotment

A bitterly cold but splendidly sunny winter day with many interesting examples of different kinds of frost from the minus temperatures overnight. Our stout-hearted team kept warm by digging out the roots of two hazels which were in the way … Continue reading

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A chilly day on the allotment

A chilly, windy day so a good day to have another bonfire and get some digging done to keep warm. The Jostaberry was the latest fruit bush to be moved over to the new area. The carrots in the ground … Continue reading

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Good day on the allotment

No midges today with a good west wind blowing, unlike last week. It was down on hands and knees today, getting the boards for the new raised beds into their final position and levelling them off,  taking into account the … Continue reading

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A mild, sunny and windless day at the allotment

Today we started on the new raised beds, marking out the beds and paths; putting the boards and stakes into position as well as doing a thorough weeding of the whole area. The runner beans are now over so they … Continue reading

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Rain and shine on the allotment

We all turned up last week but the rain was so heavy and the forecast not promising we fled home and then it turned into a beautiful sunny day. We did manage to pick a few runner beans though in … Continue reading

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