Bonfire night party – Saturday 2nd November

On Saturday 2 November we will be having our annual Bonfire party for members and their families.

There will be hot food, a bonfire, fireworks, as well as toasting marshmallows and making s’mores.  Children will be able to make lanterns to help light the way to the bonfire.

Lantern making starts straight after the Autumn General Meeting at around 4pm with the food and the bonfire starting at 5pm.

The event is free for members but we would appreciate donations of  fireworks – cake or barrage types (not small mixed packs).

To help us plan the event could members please pick up a ticket from the shop or a committee member.

 

 

Autumn Community Spruce – Sunday 13th October

The summer is officially over and it’s time to start tidying up and planning for next year.

On Sunday 13 October between 11-3pm there will be a Community Spruce day to help tidy the site and get ready for bonfire night.  You can come for all or part of the session.  There will be a range of jobs to do.   Lunch will be provided along with plenty of tea and cake.

We will also be providing advice on composting and what can be grown in the colder months.

Hope to see you there.  If you can’t help out on the day but are available on other days don’t forget to check out the board next to the Clubhouse for site jobs or speak to a committee member.

Wildlife on site

In July we put up a whiteboard for members and visitors to the site to record the wildlife they have seen.  So far sightings include:

  • cinebar moth catepillers
  • peacock butterfly catepillers
  • grasshopper
  • newt in the wildlife garden pond
  • tadpole in a pond
  • fish in the river
  • slow worm
  • large copper butterfly
  • jersey tiger moth

The whiteboard is outside the Clubhouse – if you see anything please note it down.  If you take a photograph email it to thecommittee@dorsetroadallotments.org.uk and we will add it to the website!