Bisley Allotments on 20th May 2021

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Thanks to Sue Bradley, a group of 15 enthusiasts visited the Chestergate Allotments at Bisley on Thursday 20th May from 2.00pm to about 3.30pm.

The Revd Cate and I first met Sue about 18 months ago at a seminar organised by the NFU.  Sue is a keen gardener and writer as well as having many other interests.  She is going to be co-hosting with her friend Lesley Greene.  

The visit covered a wide range of topics, such as:

  • how to go about planting trees
  • having a diversity of allotments
  • managing allotments eg. Charity Trustees, Parish Council taking the rent 
  • caring for a community orchard eg. apples, plums, pears…
  • establishing wildlife-friendly hedges with blackberries etc
  • encouraging wildflower meadows 
  • setting up and managing a community composting scheme
  • option of visiting Bisley parish church which has an interesting churchyard from a wildlife point of view.

A summary of the learning points is provided in the attached powerpoint slides.

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