Thanks to so many of you for coming out today to weed, to plant and to share in the warmth and sunshine of a wonderful autumn day and to make our allotment a really special place. Pictures and more details to follow tomorrow.
What a great day we all had, and once again we had the best possible weather. It really is extraordinary that in 7 events held over the last 3 years we have never been rained off, and only once (this Spring) has it been really cold.
Thanks to the hard work, skills, enthusiasm and goodwill of our plotholders, and their friends and families, we have now weeded and dug over most of the beds in the Garden and have replanted with many new tulips and irises, and regrouped daffodil clumps.
And we had a great day out in warm sunshine with lovely food and drinks, creative pumpkin and gourd carvings, and most importantly we introduced the children to the gardening environment as somewhere safe and enjoyable to be. The learning and the aching backs can come later!
Thanks to so many: Andrew and Janette Lawes, Jane Hack, Sarah Louise, Alice and Isabel, to Gareth Jones, Chris and Heather Purvis, my wife Pat and our friend Pat Thurston. And thanks to those who couldn't be there but wished us well and contributed in other ways: Scott Belton (who contributed a large and interesting pumpkin), John Barlow and others.
Here's to a good winter to all of us and our plots, a happy Christmas and New Year, and to successful growing and friendship in 2019.
Yes it was a lovely afternoon - the weather was kind and the company good. Thanks to all for the yummy food and drink (soup AND mulled wine... yummy!!) It is lovely to see the community garden looking so lovely in this late Autumn sunshine... roll on another wonderful gardening year in 2019!