Plant Sale

On 6 May a plant sale was held at the allotment. It looked like a summer fayre with the beautiful weather, a couple of tables and people buying veg plants kindly donated by various plot holders.

With the current conditions of lockdown some people were struggling to get plants for their plots, especially those already grown from seed, as gardens centre were closed. The weather made the event go really well, and a large number of allotmenteers purchased readily needed plants to put in.

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Donation Appeal

You will be pleased to know that we are not after you money!

Our Allotments Officer, Gill, is recycling old wheelbarrows that have seen better days. Gill is painting them and using them as planters that are being placed around the allotment site. Have you seen some of them already?

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Plant Sale – Wednesday 6th May

On Wednesday 6th May at 16:00pm, there will be a plant sale at the allotments. Limited Stock at very reasonable prices.

Tomato Plants
Lettuce Plants
Cucumber Plants
Chilli Plants
Cauliflower Plants

All proceeds will go to the Allotment Society.

The Post Box

A new postbox for allotment plot holders has been introduced, it can be found on the edge of Plot 32, The Tea Rooms.

This is where you as a plot holder can post your suggestions or comments, they will all be reviewed on a monthly basis with the committee.

There are pens and slips of paper in a plastic wallet on the exchange trolley, for you to write down anything that you would like to see the committee put in place.

Water usage

As was stated by the previous committee, the water situation wasn’t as bad as first thought, which means that the water will continue to be available as before.

A reminder that direct use of hose pipes to water the plot is not allowed. Hose pipes can be used, but only for the topping up of water butts.

Environmental

One thing that has come to light at the allotment is the degradation of plastic over time. We all recycle compost bags to collect and take away rubbish from our plots. But over a period of time these bags, when left for long periods start to degrade and disintegrate. This also goes for any other form of plastic such as plant pot. The terracotta coloured ones are able to be recycled, but the black ones are accepted by Blaby District Council for recycling.

‘Plastic pots, tubs, trays, and punnets (any colour except black)’

Could we all be a little more mindful about the impact these bags, pots and other plastic items are having on the environment.

Newsletter February 2020

Welcome to the resurrection of the society newsletter. This publication will be provided three times a year, Spring, Summer and Autumn. It is hoped to give you some information into what is going on in the society with regards to allotment work and up and coming events whether social or otherwise. This is your society, so please talk to any of the committee members about what you would like to see happening and how best to move the society forward.

Winter access

For those of us with plots down the grass track side, this winter has been a boggy affair. Therefore, it was unbelievable that some still tried to get vehicles down there, and in one case failed to get out without assistance. Even though some vehicles have the capability there is a degree of common sense that needs to prevail here in these circumstances. It isn’t a case of whether vehicles have capability or not, it is the damage done to the land that is in question.

A rope barrier had to be put in place to physically show plot holders that access wasn’t permitted. Please can we all in future think about consequences to the allotment of our actions.