Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Saturday, 25th March 2017

There will be no gardening session at DigIn this Saturday 25th March. We are holding one of our regular meetings but instead of being in the polytunnel in the cold we will be holding it at the Equalized club in Stapleford. All welcome to join us there.
Meeting starts at 10.15am.
Ring the bell at the side of the door if its closed and wait for someone to let you in.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Spring has Sprung!

Signs of Spring have finally arrived at the allotment!
We were greeted by a frog chorus on Wednesday, hundreds of frogs have descended on the pond to mate. There's a lot of frogspawn already! The pond is so clear at the moment, we can see all the way to the bottom making it easier to see the other interesting occupants of the pond. We've counted 5 newts, so that's really good news.





Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Winter Work

We've had great work going on during this winter at Dig In, getting some jobs done that we've been wanting to do for ages!

 First off we tidied up and tidied out the polytunnel, then donned face-masks...

 ...and removed all the old dusty woodchip to mulch soft fruit.

 We had a sunny cuppa that day, surrounded by all the stuff from the polytunnel!










A couple of weeks later, our woodworking team re-designed and re-built the staging so it is lower and more solid. Ready for loads of plants!

 
Meanwhile, lots of us have been taking compost out of the giant compost bins and spreading in on all the beds. Here the compost is being sieved before being barrowed to its new location.

Theres also some actual horticulture happening too! Here we were planting onion sets and garlic so they get a head start.

And here we're digging up weeds in the soft fruit plot.
Happy times!

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Mistletoe (no wine though)

A mild and windy morning on the allotment today. Karen spotted this mistletoe growing on one of the Bramley apple trees! This is fab news as we've been trying to get some to grow for years. Last winter/spring we squished lots of seed into a number of our orchard apple trees so I'm really chuffed that one of the seeds has actually taken.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Saturday, 18th February 2017

There will be no gardening session at DigIn this Saturday 18th February. We are holding one of our regular meetings but instead of being in the polytunnel in the cold we will be holding it at the Equalized club in Stapleford. All welcome to join us there. Meeting starts at 10.15am.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Saturday 14th Jan, 2017

There will be no DigIn gardening session on Saturday 14th Jan 2017.

We are holding one of our regular meetings but instead of being in the cold polytunnel, we are holding it at the Equalised Club in Stapleford.  All volunteers are welcome to join us at the meeting - it will be in the warm for a change.
The meeting starts at 10.15am if you want to join us.


Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Christmas at Dig In

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all volunteers and supporters of Dig In!

We've had a fab year - thanks to all of the volunteers for their hard work.  Its been great to welcome new volunteers and to see all of our regulars too.

We're going to be taking a couple of days off over the holiday period, so we'll be closed on Saturday 24th Dec and Wednesday 28th Dec.  Open as usual on New Year's eve, Sat 31st Dec.

May all your sprouts be perfectly cooked :o)