Saturday, 4 July 2015

Open morning....success!

Some photos from our open morning.

The children learnt lots about veg growing and enjoyed getting their hands muddy and we enjoyed watching the beds fill up with plants! Pots were decorated, faces painted and hot dogs were munched. Thank you to everyone that came!

 Also a big big thank you to Alison From Leicestershire Master Gardeners, Pauline and Helen who helped-we couldn't have done it without you!!!

 I will be dropping an email to all those who were interested in having access to the plot shortly. 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Open morning

We have been working hard promoting our open morning this Saturday 4th July 10am-12noon. The Melton Times have covered the event and Leicestershire Master Gardeners helped by giving out posters at their stall at the Country Fair last weekend. We hope the day will be a success and many new people get involved in the project.

Just a reminder of directions for those that haven't visited before:-

There is limited parking available, follow the road from Ferneley Crescent towards the country park. Continue under the height barrier-follow this track straight on and you will find parking on the right.

 If parking at Willow drive car park you will spot the pyramid climbing frame ahead at Scalford brook play park. Head towards the play park, over the bridge, continue up the adjacent hill and we are on the left.

We hope to see you there!

Monday, 15 June 2015

New tools!

Many thanks to Countrywide Stores in Melton Mowbray for the kind donation of new tools for the project!

Monday, 8 June 2015

Busy Spring

We've not posted for a while, not because we've not been working our socks off but because the allotment has grown a new addition-we had a new baby in October!

Despite this little thing taking up a lot of our time and energy, things have been progressing, keep your eyes peeled for news of our first open day of the year! We are hoping it will be early next month and we plan to have some activities for children and families to get involved in to give people an idea of what we are about.

The community bed is still full of weeds but we're keeping our fingers crossed that we will gain some volunteers willing to take on the task(!) In the meantime we have the raised beds, half of which are ready to plant in and the polytunnel is beginning to go up. 

I will update with some recent photos and more details of the open day shortly!

As ever, if you would like to volunteer or know of a group that would like to use the plot, give us a call on 07725 882496 or email

Thursday, 18 September 2014


After 4 months hard work the allotment is beginning to take shape! The raised bed and slabbed area is now complete and we have a path that runs along the back to the shed making access for pretty much anyone possible now. There are a few tidying up/finishing off jobs that need doing before the end of the year, along with filling the rest of the beds with topsoil. We are going to store the poly tunnel in the shed over the Winter and hopefully the weather will be kind and we will be able to get it put up ready for planting in early Spring.

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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Topsoil delivery

 Today we had 40 tonnes of topsoil delivered. RJ Fenton were really helpful, not only in getting us some competitively priced soil but also by bringing the truck right onto the site to save us wasting time moving it twice!

First load.

So this is what 40 tonnes of topsoil looks like!