Plot Notes

A personal journal, open for the world to read, recording the progress of a novice allotmenteer on his allotment.

Weed it and reap.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Officially Open

We have had a busy couple of days on the allotments this weekend. The official opening ceremony for the site took place on Saturday morning with local civic dignitaries in attendance. Proceedings included the ceremonial cutting of a green ribbon followed by a reception with cakes and tea. And then on Saturday and Sunday afternoons we took part in the village Open Gardens Festival and opened the allotment gates to anyone who was interested enough to come and have a nosey around.

As you can see from the photos below, I recruited some junior gardeners to help make plot 25 ready for inspection. They added a few marigolds to the flower border at the plot entrance and then they made a new veg bed and planted a few broccoli plants which I had left over from the main bed before taking a well earned rest. 

There has been a steady stream of visitors to the site all weekend with nothing but positive comments to make about the way that the site has been transformed from the muddy brown field of bare soil it was just a couple of months ago into a garden bursting with crops. I have heard that some have been inspired to add their names to the waiting list for plots and one local councillor mentioned to me that they were so pleased with the progress of our new allotment site and the enthusiasm of the allotment association members that they were looking into the feasibility of extending the allotment site into an adjacent field.

1 comment:

  1. Your wee one and I are definitely kindred spirits! Congratulations to all at the plot, it's good to see a Council responding positively to the demand for allotments.