Come and meet your friends and neighbouring plot holders in the Community Garden and celebrate Spring – and find just what you need for the growing season.
This is our Springtime chance to meet old friends and make new ones, to get rid of all of those surplus tomato and courgette seedlings and perhaps to find something new and different. Bring your plants if you have them, or if new to the allotments, just see what is available. If you have perennials and are dividing them, please think about bringing some we can plant in the Community Garden for next year and beyond.
• Seedlings, seeds and divided plants – bring to swap or just find something for your own plot
• Pick up a jar of jam or preserves from last year’s crops
• Garden equipment welcome
• Tea and coffee and tempting snacks
All free – but donations received with thanks and will go towards the upkeep of the Community Garden
We look forward to seeing everyone that can make it - and fingers crossed for another fine day for our community events
One week to go, and its looking hopeful! Please get in touch with any of the ALP Committee - Jane, Andrew or Murray - if you have any produce or equipment to donate. Refreshments will include the usual tea and coffee and an array of home-made temptations including sausage rolls, cakes, home - made bread and gazpacho soup.
Free Pyramid greenhouse at the Plant and Produce event in the Community Garden today - 12 May from 10 -12
This is the Growmate, an ideal environment for bringing on plants and seedlings and for smaller varieties of tomato all summer. Ideal for a smaller plot or taken home for a patio. The body of the Growmate rotates to maximise exposure to the sun and a removable door gives access from any angle. Its light and easy for two people to carry away. Giving it away because we've outgrown the need for it but reluctant to scrap.
Free of charge but donations to the Community Garden would be gratefully accepted.
THanks to everyone who joined in at the Plant and Produce event this morning. The sun shone, the grass was newly-mown, we all met new friends and neighbours...and everyone who turned up, it seemed, had a different variety of tomato as surplus! I'm very grateful for all the kind donations. We have raised £50.00 which will help greatly with the cost of maintaining the garden.
Pictures to be posted later. In the meantime hope that all will have a successful growing season with their new acquisitions and thanks and good luck especially to Chris for taking on the Growmate!
On edit: Some pictures here of another dry, fine event - so many fingers crossed - enjoyed by plot holders and families of all ages. Many thanks to all those who contributed plants and produce. And please keep a diary date for Sunday 21 July for our 4th annual BBQ!