Has Spring sprung?

Daffodils outside the clubhouse
Daffodils outside the clubhouse

It’s still a bit chilly but the daffodils were out at the allotment yesterday and the sun was shining. The buds on my fruit trees look set to burst into flower at any moment. I think after our never ending winter maybe, perhaps, Spring is finally on it’s way.

Ready ….. Steady …… Sow…

Or should that be Snow! 

With the weather looking like it’s going to be against us again this year, why not give plants the extra boost they will need and mulch your plot with well rotted compost or manure.  You won’t have to drag it back from the DIY shops – Paul can deliver straight to you plot – just ask in the shop. 

Whilst you’re in there have a look at the massive variety of Kings seeds including many old favourites and many new varieties all at reduced prices!  Also stock up on bamboo canes for you runner/broad bean wigwams and also on soil enhances to give them and extra boost.   

The Shop is open Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 1pm – even in the freezing cold!  If you need something at other times there should always be some one on site who has a key, please feel free to ask.

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Kids zone

6a00e55246b63f88340120a7b8eec3970b-800wiI’ve just had fun searching for ideas for the new Kids Zone page.

There were lots of articles and ideas for planting, but the ones that really excited me were the art projects.  Pinterest is a really good place to find a wide collection of kids arts and crafts projects (and almost everything else!).  In particular I liked the ideas Richard Shilling has for outdoor art, with my favourite being the leaf totem poles (see picture).  If you want to find out more, visit this website – Land art for kids

Do you have any art or kids allotment activities?

Jeannette