Our Allotment

Allotment News – w/c 1 March

Although it has been the wettest February on record we have been able to make a number of visits to the allotment The allotment is beginning to wake up now and there are lovely splashes of colour with the daffodils, snowdrops and Primulas now in bloom.  We have been able to get on with some […]

Allotment News w/c 13 January

The allotment is weathering the winter well, and I have been able to get some winter jobs done such as painting the shed, working out crop rotation, cutting the willow hedges and generally having a very good tidy up. The children are not visiting the allotment just now as there are just not enough jobs […]

Allotment news – w/c 4th November

One of the most popular crops on our allotment is the pumpkins. The children love their shape and colour. This year they have been used in an imaginary ‘PumpkinShop’, turned into cauldrons and some found their way into a very tasty soup. We have nearly finished all our allotment jobs for the year. This has […]

Allotment update w/c – 30 September

We recently took part in The Edinburgh Allotment Show and were able to enter our home grown fruits and vegetables into many categories. The children also entered two miniature gardens and a number of interesting wildlife photos they had taken at the allotment. I am glad to be able to say that we were awarded […]

Allotment news – w/c 9 September

Autumn Fruits are bountiful in the allotment at the moment. There is so much to harvest. Apples, tomatoes, pumpkins, raspberries and spinach are amongst those sprouting. The children loved picking apples from the tree and they will be put to good use in crumbles and cakes. They will also be eaten up at the allotment […]

Allotment Weekly – w/c 5 August

We grow a lot of fruit and veg on our allotment, but our crop of flowers are equally as important.  They make the allotment look amazing throughout the summer months and are great for all the bees, butterflies and other pollinators that visit. They also look beautiful in the nursery in vases! The flowers are […]

Allotment Barbecue – July 2019

We were lucky with the weather at our annual Barbecue. Bright sunshine blessed us throughout the evening. Everyone had so much fun chatting with friends, eating scrumptious burgers and enjoying the beautiful allotment. For many parents, it was their first visit to the allotment and it was a good chance to see, first-hand, all the […]

Allotment Weekly – w/c 1 July

The allotment is giving us plenty to harvest and eat at the moment. It is carrot, raspberry and pea season. Not too much of the fruit and veg is getting to the kitchen because it all tastes so good, we are eating it straight away! We are having a lovely warm spell of weather and […]

Allotment Weekly – w/c 10 June

There are lots of good things to tell you about this week. We entered a pallet garden into Gardening Scotland at the end of May, and the children got a Gold Award for their efforts. The theme decided upon by Pre-school was a ‘Night and Day’ garden. This worked very well as can be seen […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 29 April

We have been celebrating ‘National Gardening Week’ with this year’s theme being ‘Love the produce that you grow’. We put up a small display on the allotment gate of the fruit and veg which we like growing and eating. There was no shortage of ideas. The poly tunnel crops are coming on really well and […]