July’s Musings

Summer tasks! Watering is among the most important of all summer allotment activities and  after watering comes feeding. 

In dry periods, plants soon suffer.  There are some exceptions, so I suggest you read up on your fruit and vegetables. 

With spring over, early summer may be just as busy while you catch up on tasks you couldn’t do earlier.  If you have managed to keep up to date, be content to relax and enjoy the allotment, while still maintaining a careful look-out for early signs of pests or diseases.

The committee has been very busy during the last month.  Progress has been made on a number of fronts.  While I’ve been ill, they have ploughed on with the site maintenance and the water distribution system. 

We still can’t have working parties, however, if you want to help out then please tell us.  One task, all members should do is maintain the grass paths around their own plots.  

We are always on the lookout for funding opportunities.  We have a number of projects we want to do, to enhance the site.  So, if you come across any then please let Isabelle know.  

There will be inspections at the end of July.  We now have a long waiting list.  If we haven’t seen you at the allotment recently, Nick will be in contact with you.

If there are any reasons that are preventing you from joining us, such as the Covid situation, or other personal issues then we need to know.  Your plot neighbours are normally more than happy to help keep your grass and weed down while you are away.

Until next time, when hopefully things have improved.  

Please stay safe, save lives, and support the NHS by doing so. 

Ken Mulley-Smith

Chair of Alwoodley Allotment Society

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