It starred in a video after this photoshoot and was then transferred to a place of safety on the plot. To read more and view the video click here.
Saturday, June 30
Monday, June 25
It's another rollover this week!
Sunday, June 24
Things have really progressed this month. There must be several tonnes of potatoes but watch out for blight as this weather is ideal conditions for the spores to find their way to your potatoes and tomatoes. If blight does hit your crops it cannot be cured and can devastate an entire crop in a matter of a couple of days.
Look out for Joe proudly constructing his new greenhouse, Pat not realising that I use a wide angle lens, Alice tending her pond, Tracy busy with her hoe, Paul's second hand cathedral and Jo's really precise leek planting!
Friday, June 22
For the latest update in the June diary click here. We went to Gardeners' World Live last week and so, in last week's entry, I have included a photo album of the photos taken of the show gardens . The courtyard garden on the left, was planted using vegetable, tomato and herb plants.
Thursday, June 21
Monday, June 18
Thanks to everyone who has supported this - It is a fantastic effort!
Sunday, June 17
Again could you let me know if you and/or anyone else from your family will be attending. Could you also let me have any items that you wish to see on the agenda.
Thursday, June 14
Don't forget that the next Association Meeting is on 1 July at 2:00 p.m. Please email me to let me know whether or not you will be attending.
We also received another cheque from Harrod's Horticultural last weekend. It was quite a good one too! Thanks to everyone who placed orders through our blog or web site.
Sunday, June 10
Last night's bonus ball was number 30
Thursday, June 7
Entry forms must be in by 22nd June 2007.
The Competition is open to all tenants of allotment sites managed by City of
Cleanliness and tidiness, crop husbandry and rotation, and quality of yield will be the criteria used to judge the Competition.
Click here for entry form or to read more.
Tuesday, June 5
Monday, June 4
I wonder if this new variety of brassica will appear in next year's seed catalogues. It's a cabbage aptly named Pesky Pigeon. It's a novelty variety having hardly any leaves at all! You could be unintentionally trying it out next year. Or maybe you have already grown it this year like us.Last year we did have a little damage from wood pigeons but this year they seem to be waging an all out assault on our brassicas. They are swooping down on the plots in flocks and devastating all in their path like a swarm of locusts. Are other sites having similar problems this year? Have the wood pigeons had a good breeding season? Are they homing in on allotments because their more natural habitat is decreasing? Do they just see allotments as easy pickings especially now we have a full occupancy on site? Is it a ploy by the retailers of netting - have they shipped in the birds? Or are the supermarkets importing them?
Today as we netted our crops the vandals watched us from the telegraph wires. No doubt they were watching for any weakness in our defences and would dash down to investigate as soon as the site was quiet.
Let us know if where you garden has seen an increase in marauding pigeons and what you do to beat them!
Sunday, June 3
Last night's bonus ball was 34 which is a taken number, but was unpaid.
So as the rules state, its rolled over. (Sorry no excuses).
Prize fund rolling over is £32.
Total raised for Association Fund is £62 so far.
Thanks again to all those who participate in the draw.
The unallocated numbers are for sale again so if anyone is interested please see me, Jo, on plot 50.
Just another reminder, I must have your stake by 5 pm each Saturday to be eligible to win.
Friday, June 1
Could you pass on the word to fellow plotters who do not have access to the Internet and who may not read the site notice board.
To help with organisation would you please let me know if you will be attending. (Also how many ofr your family will be present). Let's hope for a nice day as it was for the last meeting. (It's a good job that we didn't fix a meeting for May!) Could you also let me know if you would like to place an item on the agenda.