As usual I’ll be doing a combined potato/onion/garlic order for spring planting if anyone would like to join in.
email me at gothgardiner @ Hotmail.co.uk.
It’s good to see that the main path has been mowed and that at least two plots have been reallocated to new plot holders who have already made a start on clearing them.
Hopefully everyone on the Six Bells site will encourage them with kind words or offers of help/plants etc.
Over the past few years I’ve done a joint potato order for myself and a couple of other plotters, from Edwin Tucker. This means that we can break up bags and try more varieties as well as share potato costs. The varieties are open to discussion, and there is no minimum order, unless you want something really obscure which no-one else wants in which case it’ll depend on the mimimum bag size from Tuckers.
If anyone would like to join in please email gothgardiner @ hotmail.co.uk (yes, the misspelling is intentional) and I’ll give you some more details.
Visiting my plot today for the first time in a few weeks I noticed:
- the solution to the overflowing water tanks wasn’t to mend them (well, it’s only been a year) but to turn off the water. Come on guys, it’s almost April, we might want to water in some plants soon.
- our site rep has mended the gate into the sites – good on you, but shouldn’t this be a council job?
- we’re missing a padlock still … it’s been months
Hopefully these issues will be addressed before the council want our annually (increased more than the rate of inflation) rent. But somehow I’m not holding my breath.
I do an annual autumn garlic/onion order every autumn from Edwin Tuckers and usually ask around the Six Bells plots and do a group order.
If anyone ones wants any onions/garlic who hasn’t already asked me please let me know.
Tuckers catalogue can be found here:
I’m constantly told by our Six Bells “best kept plotter” that I’ll eat anything. I suspect that roast garlic definately calls into the “you’re mad” catgegory. But it’s one of the things I look forward to each summer; it’s definately not the same with stored garlic. (more…)
Just shows a little rain doesn’t stop allotmenteers. Thank you to those who showed up. The entrance/parking area looks much more welcoming now.
Five of us (assisted by two very cute children) strimmed, raked, pruned and moved some quite sizable pieces of rubbish. There is now a large pile of stuff in the parking area, but Kevin is organising a skip, so hopefully it won’t be there for long.