Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tools For The Disabled Youngsters Plot

As part of the disabled youngsters' plot efforts, Mac Mitchell was determined that there should be some tools available for them to use and persuaded Saxon House in Fishergate to fund the purchase. Here is the manager of Saxon House handing Mac a substantial cheque that will mean that in addition to the sets of hand tools under Mac's arm we can also purchase them a decent wheelbarrow.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Shed For Disabled Youngsters Plot

I was slightly out in suggesting that the shed would be erected by the following afternoon on my last posting. Bad weather delayed it until Saturday. A base was created from pallets and the shed put together and it is now standing next to the greenhouse.

As usual Mac Mitchell, always on the go. A few weeds have dared to stick their heads above ground and need hoeing on the disabled youngsters plot so here he is attacking the weeds with his usual vigour.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Now The Snow Has Gone (for the moment)

Snow has gone for the moment so there has been some activity on the disabled yoiungster's plot with the aim of getting it open at the end of March, beginning of April. Sadly ,the free greenhouse that had been donated suffered badly in the gales and had to be removed. Some of the money from the table top sale was spent getting a replacement. A secure base with long steel pins has been erected and the greenhouse erected securely atop the base and glazed with twinwall Polycarbonate glazing. Mitchell landscapes of Malton have donated some more tree shredding mulch to top up the mulch that had been laid last year and two rose arches erected as entranceways into the plot. We have also had a kind donation from Dave Robinson of Robinson's Property Management of York in the form of a shed which will be purchased tomorrow and with a bit of effort we hope will be erected by the end of the afternoon tomorrow.

The boundary hedge has got several gaps that need to be plugged, so it is planned to get about 100 whip saplings of hawthornand beech from Castle Howard to  make the perimeter a little more secure and tidy. So we will need a few volunteers in a couple of weeks time on Sunday to get them planted. Another table top sale is in the offing but this time in aid of the allotment association to supplement the money raised from the annual subscription used to provide things like the manure, compost and the whip saplings for the boundary hedge. Date of the next table top sale will coincide with the opening of the disabled youngsters plot which will be opened by a local radio personality. So start thinking about donations of bric a brac, raffle prizes and saving up your money to come and spend at the table top sale.