The Necton Allotment Association co-ordinated a project to improve the entrance to the car park for the benefit of residents using the Firs Field allotments and dog walk. Funded by the Parish Council, volunteers carried out the works on Saturday, 24 June.
The improved entrance is a firm base of crushed concrete providing a long-term solution to the flooded mud bath that the entrance turns into in the winter months.
Thank you to all the Allotment Volunteers who gave up their Saturday morning to support this work.
Despite the chilling wind and threatening snow, there was a good turnout of hardy allotmenteers for the first fruit tree pruning workshop held by Necton Allotment Society on Sunday, 12 February 2017. The session was delivered by Breckland Master Gardener, Robert French, who is well-known for his experience and knowledge of fruit trees.
Robert providing some practical tips on getting the best pruning cut.
The workshop was a combination of demonstration and practical application on some of the apple trees at the allotment. Once the work was done, there was of course plenty of home-made cake to enjoy with a hot drink.
The apple trees that will benefit from this workshop.
Tasty samples of home-grown apples.
After the session, our village reporter, Paul Young, spoke with Robert about the event and get some top tips:
If you would like to know how to prune your fruit trees and fruit bushes, then join the allotmenteers on the Necton Allotments, at Firs Fields on Browns Lane.
They are running a pruning workshop with Master Gardener Robert French who will be sharing practical tips and advice.
Its free and there will also be refreshments! If you’d like to find out more then please get in touch with the Chairman: Paul Young 07796 807059
Thank you to the three members of the Allotment Association that came out on Sunday morning to make improvements to the car park entrance. The entrance is a challenge for the association as the terrain is not ideally suited to the level of traffic using the area for parking. Whilst a longer-term solution is being investigated, members took advantage of the large quantity of free bark chippings recently received. The entrance was cleared of loose mud and the chippings were spread over a firm base, packed, raked and trod to provide a substantial mulch.
Paul, Chris and Ralf working up a good pre-lunch appetite.