Allotments Association News
Wellesbourne Allotments on BBC Radio 4 Gardener's Question Time
Wellesbourne Allotment Association were one of the seven groups who invited and hosted BBC Radio 4 GQT in February 2015. The expert Christine Walkden and producer Howard Shannon came to the site and interviewed about a dozen group members, talking about the history, development risk and also answering problems we face on the spot.
The broadcast was made on Friday March 6th, repeated on Sunday 8th March 2015. A second recording made on the same evening is being broadcast on April 17th, repeated on Sunday 19th. The panel were Christine Walkden, Pippa Greenwood and Chris Beardshaw, with chairman Eric Robson. Producer was Howard Shannon, assistant producer was Hannah Newton.
See more images from the event here
We've got Alium Leaf Miner on site and you may have noticed already that
your leeks/onions etc have been attacked by them. Frankly, pull
up affected produce and safely destroy them. You can protect future
crops with fine mesh coverings, and you may be OK for this season depending
where on the site your plot is, but do check carefully before before you
net them in.
Information about the beast can be found here on the Royal Horticultural Society website.
News of more breaks and thefts continue to
roll in periodically, with scrumping of our produce being one of the latest
reports. It is important that you lock the site gates consistently
and be vigilant for anything untoward....
It is our collective responsibility to manage
the site security, and report issues to the police to ensure action will
be taken in the future.
Click here for the Safety & Security pages
As we explore new ways to engage with plot
holders and reduce cost, we can now send all communications to plot holders
via emails if they prefer. This saves paper, reduces the time taken
for committee members and delivering letters, and saves the modest printing
costs. If you would like to enrol for email communications, please
contact the Association Secretary requesting email over paper. And
if you do, remember to tell us should you ever change your mail address!
As well as the new website and email facility,
the Allotments Association now has a new Facebook
page and Twitter
feed. Whilst we acknowledge such new fangled things are not
for everyone, they do provide an important and friendly platform for allotment
holders and like-minded people to communicate, share knowledge, share
seeds, produce and plants, and ultimately build friendships. We
hope you join us on the new forums!