After a lot of requests from potential new plotters with little or no experience of gardening who don’t think they can manage a full or half plot, we took the opportunity this summer to convert a full plot into 6 micro plots by constructing raised beds from sleepers. Our earlier blog showed how we […]Read More New Micro Plots Available
The main project for this summer was to reduce the maintenance requirements around the public areas in the allotments. It has been getting harder and harder to cut the grass round the perimeter road due to overgrown bushes and trees growing out of control next to the road. It was limiting the car […]Read More Tree and Verge Clearing
So another one of our major projects this year was to build six micro plots on what used to be a full plot and then two half plots but we had struggled to get these let this year due to the mess of the plots left by previous tenants. So the committee decided to invest […]Read More Start of the Micro Plots
Winter is coming as someone once said and the snow not too far away so now is a good time to make sure your plot is tidied up and all the rubbish composted, burnt or taken offsite ready to shutdown for the winter. Hopefully many of you will have planted some veg that can be […]Read More Winter is Coming
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A year after it was built we have topped up the paths with another layer of granite dust to make everything look the same. Decking and Shed got a bit of a spruce up as well. All set for the winter months fast approaching and ready to be used again in the spring.Read More More Dust Anyone?
The Red Arrows decided to give us a display above the allotments today – best seat in town!Read More Red Arrows
Well after a month of the committee and other plotters volunteering their weekends to help wherever they could, the communal area with our new Pergola and seating area and newly sown lawn is now finished. The area is looking great and it has totally transformed an area that was overgrown, wild and hard to maintain […]Read More Pergola and Paths Finished!
Jim McColl and the Beechgrove film crew spent the day with us filming on the allotments and meeting some of the plotters. They were keen to show the diversity we have within the allotments and embracing different cultures and how these cultures differ in their growing techniques. Thanks Beechgrove for choosing our allotments and we hope […]Read More Beechgrove Garden @ Heathryfold Allotments
A lot of helpers out today to get the delivery of hard core base into wheelbarrows and spread out around the paths and decking in the communal area. Also made a parking space for the Bucksburn Academy ASN Wing kids to park their mini-bus on next to their plot. Not the easiest of material to […]Read More Hard Core Going Down on Paths