Posted by: estherreeves | May 10, 2009

Open day

seedlings

seedlings

Before I get to the open day a quick picture of some seedlings from a few days back. I just liked the difference between the seedlings from the squash family, those with standard leaf shaped leaves and the others like blades of grass which are sweetcorn.

Saturday was our open day at the London Road allotment. A whole bunch of people rallied round and offered to do various jobs.Tom took out biggest tent down there to make a seating area, with British weather it is after all wise to be prepared for rain and/or blazing sun  as well as anything else in between. We took various photographs over the day but I have mostly picked ones with few if any faces showing and I have a principle of not showing other peoples kids on my blog or at least making sure their faces arn’t on view so until I get permission to show other most of the photos are from set up or of my kids.

Our tent set up for drinking tea etc and Treestump.

Our tent set up for drinking tea etc and Treestump.

The building in the background is the allotment hut and has recently had a face lift with a new paint job and  kitchen being put in which is being brought up to the standards needed to serve food to the public.. those involved have been working long hours to do this and it is coming on wonderfully. It normally doubles up as a shop but that was moved out to the area behind and to the side so the hut could be used for cakes and other sales.

The trampaline and the hut

The trampaline and the hut

The turn out was great however and many of the new members of the association were there, including a lot of kids which was wonderful. We had tea, coffee etc plus a barbeque that was very well attended. There was also a well stocked plant sale and a whole host of home made cakes including some lovely gluten free ones made even better by the fact I didn’t cook them!  I contributed a few spare plants to the sale and picked up a couple of goji plants, a different pepper to the ones I’m growing, a celeriac and a couple of snapdragons and some leek seedlings.

Just some of the plants on sale

Just some of the plants on sale

There was also a trampoline for the kids which was very much enjoyed by both of ours and all the other kids from what I could see. Plus music which Treestump loved dancing too. We even had the police in attendence giving advice and freebees on things like shed security and so forth. Our communitee police regularly drop in on a Sataday which is really nice as we get to know them and they know the site.

Noodles and Treestump bouncing.

Noodles and Treestump bouncing.

The infamous tummy bounce !!

The infamous tummy bounce !!

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