Good news – we have the results from Yorkshire in Bloom and have done very well.
Category 10 RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood, Jubilee Allotment Association, Knaresborough
Level Achieved: Outstanding
Areas of Achievement
The allotments are very well presented, in particular those of Dougie and Wendy. There are very good standards of horticulture throughout all of the plots, even those in the early stages of cultivation. These plots have been in place for 3 years. It is an amazing achievement to have such productive fruit and vegetable areas in such a relatively short period of time. Well done!
Further Development – Constructive/Helpful Remarks
You may consider holding your own fruit/vegetable competitions with perhaps more junior involvement. Greater use of 'companion planting' will assist in deterring pests together with other organic methods such as stringing up old CD's or cutting up brightly coloured plastic carrier bags
We are not sure about the coloured plastic carrier bags as these would weather and look very scruffy and perhaps blow around the site and cause a litter problem. However, I’m sure you will agree it is very good feedback.
Congratulations to Richard Bentley for his gold and to Wendy Sanderson for her Silver, awarded by Knaresborough in Bloom. Well done J
We are planning to complete the deer-proof fencing so it goes all around the site on Sunday 6th October at 10:30, volunteers who are good with wood, nails and wire are needed, please drop us an email ASAP if you can come along and help at : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any information or photographs for our website please send to the above email address.
Sadly, Diane Shaw has retired from the committee, as a lot of you already appreciate, she has worked hard as a committee member and has always been helpful and cheery on site. She will be very much missed.
Wishing you all a successful harvest