Allotments

Allotment entrance is upgraded

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.

Rabbit-proofing the allotments

At the start of the growing season, our hardy allotmenteers decided to permanently exclude those sweet bunny rabbits – who seem to love fresh green shoots.

Members of the allotment committee working hard to protect their fresh green shoots.

Netting has now been secured around the entire allotment site, so hopefully no more Bugsy!

Apple tree pruning workshop a chilly success on the Allotments

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.

After the session, our village reporter, Paul Young, spoke with Robert about the event and get some top tips:

Necton Allotments hosts a Pruning Workshop

SUNDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2017
STARTS AT 2PM TO 4PM

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

Allotment update: working party completes entrance tidy up

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.

Paul, Chris and Ralf working up a good pre-lunch appetite.

Job done!

Job done!

 

Allotment meeting at The Windmill

Necton Allotment Association are holding a meeting for all allotment holders at The Windmill on Wednesday, 9 November starting at 7.30 pm.

Agenda items include:  finance update, approach road to car park, rabbits & fencing and a possible fruit tree pruning workshop.

Come along to meet your new committee, ask questions and share ideas.

Necton Allotment Association AGM

The AGM of our allotment association will be held this Wednesday, 28 September at 7.30pm in the Community Centre.

Meeting is open to all members and those who would like to hear more about the village allotments and how to rent one.