Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Week 9

Lovely day today, sun shining, blue skies:~)
We welcome a new member today:~) Today we went for a walk as it was such a good day and we were lacking in materials to work on allotment. We walked a bit of the "smugglers trail" which goes through Fullerton Woods, its a beautiful walk.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Week 8

Weather is rainy, very heavy. Nobody turned up execpt myself and my son Ethan, we must be mad:~), but on a positive note good for the potatoes that we planted last week.
When the rain went off for a wee while I took the opportunity to walk round the woods to admire the bluebells. As you can see from the photographs it looks amazing.

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Week 7

Weather looks a bit over cast, but with wee sunny spells:~)

Have to brag today of the beautiful bluebells in the woods most of them out


Today, as it was a small group we decided to plant potatoes. Redskin, Fortyfold, and Shetland black, only heard of redskin so it will be good to see how the other varieties grow:~)

We also created a wild flower bed, raked the ground first and sprinkled seeds to attract bees and butterflies.

Good days work done today :~) Woo Hoo ( even though enthusiasm was lacking thin after tea by myself)

Thursday, 23 April 2009

week 6

Another nice day:~) it must be spring. Today we welcome a new member of the green gym:~) We were also joined by BTCV Ayr Group who were creating the path for the wheelchair access, guys your doing a great job.

The others were doing a wee bit of digging, sawing wood to fit onto raised bed and hamering. Raised bed almost complete just need the compost to fill it.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

week 5

Wow what a day, the sun splitting the sky:~)
No volunteers turned up today:~( so Fiona and I took this opportunity to talk about the green gym stuff, drink tea and eat biscuits :~)

week 4

Good day today:~) weather going to be showers.
Today we marked out the paths for wheelchair access, and BTCV brought the stones, great work put in by the volunteers:~)
Posts have been put in for the L shape raised bed things starting to take shape.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

week 3

Weather a bit grey and cloudy:~/
Nevertheless out with the spades and forks and back to the slog of digging the 2 allotment plots, what a task.
Towards the end of the session flying overhead was 4 buzzards :~) what a great moment, all paused for that moment.
Lots of wildlife about, including the common woodpecker which we all can hear but never see. Fullerton woods is a great site for all sorts of activities:~)