Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Clean Up of Compost Bins And Levelling of Car Park

Some effort is going into getting the allotment site ready for the table top sale which will be upon us a week on Saturday (21st July). Our latest efforts this morning went into cleaning up the bulk compost bin that had been used as a dumping ground for rubble and soil and levelling the bumps and hollows in the car park that have appeared through compaction of the surface. Three of the sponsors of the table top sale get a hearty thank you for the invaluable help they have given us in our efforts this morning. Jason Martin of Martin's Skip Hire kindly provided an empty skip for us to fill with the material from the compost bin. Ken Garland and staff at Elvington Plant Hire provided a mini digger with bucket scoop that was used to clean out the bin, load the skip and scrape off and level the surface of the car park. Mac Mitchell of Mitchell's Landscapes gave up a morning from his business to drive the mini digger.
Emptying the bin and filling the skip

Levelling the car park
Car Park Levelled, Pallets Stacked to Make Tables Skip Waiting for Collection

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Preparing Plants For Table Top Sale

The past few days have been spent potting up seedlings, cuttings and divisions ready for the table top sale in a couple of weeks time. Above is the section of greenhouse with three types of mint plants; Apple mint ( Mentha suaveolens;), Old English Mint (Mentha piperita) and Garden Mint (Mentha sachalinensis).
Below in the other half of the greenhouse are the Gallardia goblin plants, hollyhocks, dwarf dahlias, Cayenne peppers, Verbascum, to name but a few.

Outside the greenhouse are all the Lily and Iris plants in larger pots.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Table Top Sale for Plot 46 21 July

A table top sale in aid of Plot 46 for children with special needs is planned for 21 July from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. several sponsors for the event have made donations whilst more are sought. I'll give a hon. mention to all the donors later. You the readers can also make a donation in the form of any unwanted bris a brac, books, tools, plants or clothing, even furniture. Contact Mac Mitchell on his Mobile 07970 851417 if you have anything to be picked up or you want to make a donation of any other sort e.g. items for raffle prizes.

Association disbanded, Gardening club started

A while since I posted anything, but that does not mean that nothing has been going on. The association fell apart with grumbles from some members that they felt too much time was being spent on plot 46 and not enough on the rest of the site. There were also other grumblings of a nastier scurilous nature that I'll not repeat here. So, with the demise of the Glen Allotment Association a group got together to form a gardening that would continue to look after plot 46 and raise funds for it whilst arranging for bulk materials like compost, top soil and wood shreddings on a similar basis to the materials provided under the association.