Pests and plans and pizza

Hi everyone,
Here’s the poster for our next workshop!
weeds diseases pests and problems poster (small)It’s taught by Horfield allotment’s very own Tim Foster.  He is without doubt Bristol’s best gardening tutor – I still refer to the notes I took on the course I went on with him years ago!  Expect practical, useful organic solutions from a someone who REALLY knows what he’s talking about.  It’s another bargain at £20 and our last workshop sold out so get in touch if you want a place and please forward the poster on to anyone you might know being pestered by pigeons, menaced by mildew or, erm… battered by bindweed (!).
Also this Wednesday (tomorrow) we are having our first user group meeting at 10:30 -11:30 so come along if you’d like to be part of the group the helps steer us forward.  They’ll be tea and biscuits of course.
We WON’T be opening on the first Saturday of the month for our work day next month as we’re open the following Saturday 8th June as part of the Get Growing Trail for pottering, pond dipping and a plant sale.
We’ve also been busy with visits from Pied Piper Nursery, pond dippers from Ashley Down Infants and a couple of groups from Headway (supporting adults with head injuries) have got involved and taken on one of our new raised beds.
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Looking forward we’ll be building our clay pizza oven 10am-4pm on 6th and 20th July.  This is going to run on a optional donation basis of £10 per session to help pay for our lovely tutor Rachel Baker.  Volunteers get preference and then people who can make both sessions.  Children welcome.
This week we’ll be planting out our beans, cucumbers and courgettes, saying good bye to the last of the winter veg as we harvest the last of the kale and purple sprouting broccoli and hello to summer as we harvest the first of new potatoes from the polytunnel- yum!
See you in the garden!