Last Friday the allotment group decided to take a walk around the site. It was really interesting to see what's happening on other peoples plots, We focussed on looking at how other allotmenteers were harvesting water, composting, ponds and bird tables as these are our four priorities over the winter months.
We ended up having a long chat with the Beekeepers who we're over tending their hives. They kindly showed us the frames inside the hives. In a short space of time we learned so much about bees. For example, they should be 'sleeping ' at the moment but if the temperature reaches 10 degrees even for one day they'll become active again.
- We went over to the allotments this morning and the poor pumpkin was in a state of collapse - obviously, not a good home for the hedgehogs to spend the winter in - as they "say you live and learn".
The green shoots of the onions and garlic are peeping above ground now. The comfrey plants have died back, we hope they will revive in spring.
We're going to keep going over to the allotment as long as the weather allows. Today a few of us took a slow walk around both the allotments, checking on the onions and garlic, then seeing how the composting was coming along, followed by some planning for next year.
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Hi, I'm Sharon!