Saturday, 15 August 2009

About time too

Finally I won something. My plot is now the most environmentally friendly in the city, at least according to the judges of the Derby in Bloom Allotments Competition, and who am I to argue. So I'd like to thank my agent and my family for their support and to those of you who didn't win - better luck next time and eat my shorts.

8 comments:

Tracy Zhu said...

Congratulations. Well deserved, I'm sure.

emmat said...

WOW! Simon that's really cool, well done. I hope you feel super smug the whole weekend, if not the rest of the summer.

Simon said...

Thanks Tracy and yes Emma it's given me a warm fuzzy feeling!

glosterwomble said...

Hey, congratulations!!! It is one of the best looking plots around so now to have most environmental really must be the cherry on the cake!!

Simon said...

Mmm cherries. Thanks glosterwomble!

Green Lane Allotments said...

eSorry that this is probably not the best place for these but I couldn't find a contact address.

I'm sure you must be aware of the problems experienced by allotment holders last year due to the use of manure contaminated by a persitent herbicide called aminopyralid. Information has been collated about this problem from the links on this page http://www.glallotments.btik.com/p_Contaminated_Manure.ikml
Just to update on the latest re aminopyralid contamination in case you would like to provide updates on your website or to allotment holders in your area.

The latest infomation re manure contamination is posted on my website here http://www.glallotments.btik.com/p_herbicide_latest.ikml
I have also sent out a email for circulation by everyone I know that has been affected which is here http://www.glallotments.btik.com/attachments/contaminated_manure_alert.pdf which you may find useful to circulate to allotment holders in your area.

It is particularly important that gardeners be aware of the need for caution when obtaining manure in light of the fact that the government are now considering reinstating the licence that was temporarily suspended last year. As this is a concern to many gardeners you may wish to publicise an a epetition that has been started here http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/aminopyralidban/

I am posting updates as I get them on my blog http://glallotments.blogspot.com/ just on case you want to keep a watching brief.

Free said...

Congratulations!
You haven't posted since then - are you busy basking in your fame?

Simon said...

Thanks Free.

Absolutely, that's me now. No but things are slowing down at the moment - I might have something to say this weekend.