Category Archives: Our Allotment

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 […]

Allotment Weekly – w/c 8th April

The growing season is in full swing now and we can’t plant enough seeds quick enough. The poly tunnel is getting very full with germinating seeds in their trays. Some crops have been sown directly into the poly tunnel soil so we can get early crops of radish, spinach, peas and lettuce. All three groups […]

Allotment Weekly – w/c 1 April

Allotment News for week beginning 1st April The weather has been very changeable this week, moving swiftly from sunshine to hail storms. It has been difficult to get all age groups to the allotment due to the intermittent weather conditions.  Preschool made it to the allotment, however, they were read stories and had some snacks […]

Allotment Weekly – w/c 25 March

We have had great weather this week and it finally feels like time to really get going with planting and sowing seeds. So Pre-School have planted radishes and spinach seeds, and the Babies have planted lily bulbs in pots.  The onions, peas and other flowers planted a few weeks ago are doing well. The Pre-School […]

Allotment Weekly – w/c 4th March

This week, we have been doing our gardening jobs at the nursery, mainly because it has been a very wet week! I recorded 1.5 inches of rain in our rain gauge at the allotment. The Pre-School group have planted red onions in trays and laid out King Edward and Charlotte potatoes to chit. They will […]