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The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Big BirdwatchThe RSPB are holding their Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. If you could spend an hour on your plots or garden at home during the weekend and count the birds you see, the RSPB would love to hear what species you have seen. For further details please take a look at their website.

If you are an allotment holder at St Anns Allotments, please also let us know what birds you’ve spotted on your plots and we’ll enter it into our wildlife database!


RSPB Visit – Details from a Survey of the Allotments

We’re lucky to have lots of wildlife on the allotments and we love hearing from our tenants when they spot something exciting. If you’re a tenant or visitor at St Anns Allotments and you ever get a chance to take a photo, feel free to send it to us or share on our Facebook page.

We had a visit from The RSPB on Tuesday 19th March to do a survey of the allotments. The results are as follows:


Lots going on this weekend…

We have lots going on this weekend at the allotments, as we are taking part in The Big DigThe Big Dig is all about getting people down to their local community garden to get growing. Whether you are new to gardening or an experienced gardener we need your help!

Big Dig Poster1

We also have our usual activity day at the Community Orchard on Sunday. So whether you want to get involved in a bit of gardening, or just want to relax in the Community Orchard, there is something for everyone!

Act Day Big Dig

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Although the snow in January was very pretty (we have the photos to prove it!), we have to admit that we are relieved that it’s all melted. No more slipping and sliding on the treacherously icy paths! We’re also happy to have our volunteer sessions back up and running.

Seeing as January is coming to an end, we thought we’d celebrate getting through the first month of 2013 with a few of our favourite snowy pictures. You can see more in our Facebook album.


Walking through the allotments really did feel like walking through a glorious Winter Wonderland!


 We checked up on our newly planted trees which were surviving the cold.

Cold Mushrooms

Even the mushrooms couldn’t hide from the snow.


Finally, we couldn’t resist walking past the pear tree on 8th Avenue. Doesn’t it look magnificent silhouetted against the sky?

Tree Planting on Saturday 17th November


Last weekend 170 trees were planted by a team of 8 volunteers in our wildlife area. We’ll be using part of it as a hazel coppice.

Tree planting is loads of fun, and we’ll be about this Saturday 17th November from 10am – 2pm if you’d like to join us! Everyone is welcome.

We’ll provide hot drinks, but please bring lunch. Take care to wear solid footwear, warm clothes and gloves if you have them.

We’ll be meeting at the Ransom Road entrance at 10am.

For more information, call the office on 0115 911 0207

We look forward to seeing you there!