2017 has been an excellent, enjoyable and "fruitful" year for me at Powerstown. I invested in a 20ft X 10 ft Polytunnel. I left it quite late to make the decision and therefore it was all hands on deck to kit the tunnel out once it was installed. I have two plots at Powerstown. The … Continue reading A Plotholders Paradise
To: All Powerstown Allotment Members. The 2016 season has come to an end and now the end of the year is near. It’s that time of year to reflect and look back over the last year on events and thanking those who have helped us get through it, with some resemblance of sanity. 2016, has … Continue reading End of year message
As mentioned in the previous blog, I have sent a small sample of bees for testing for signs of diseases. The tests were carried out by Dr Mary Coffey (Teagasc Bee Diagnostic Services), who is also attached to the University Of Limerick which is also involved in research into the native Irish Bee (Apis Mellifera … Continue reading ‘Bee’ing Clear of Disease?
We thought it is about time that you were updated on what is happening with Plot Bee. It may seem that nothing much is happening with the hive still in place and no additions have been added to it. Well, that would seem to be the case but in fact some things have been happening. What … Continue reading HapBee Bees!
These wonderful photos were taken by one of our new allotment holders, Celine, and show the fantastic diversity up at our site! Enjoy!
Ever wondered what you should do each month on your plot? Tony, one of our plot holders and a committee member sends a monthly 'to do' list to all plot holders. Here's the one for July. Check out our Allotment Calendar on the website for more great ideas! July to do list: Prune this year’s Pear/Plum … Continue reading What to do on your plot in July?
Contibuted by Ritamary, Plot 21 Apis Mellifera Mellifera – Native Irish Bee, aka the Black Bee. Photos courtesy of Tony , ‘Bees on the Powerstown Hive’ At the end of May/beginning of June, we received a gift of a nucleus colony (a nuc) of wild native Irish bees from a very experienced local beekeeper! You … Continue reading Plot Bee Continues…
Good news allotment holders! Powerstown are to welcome some new and very helpful plot holders in the near future. Powerstown committee has been working on this for some time, and we are really excited about it. You may have noticed the new fencing beside the pump house? This is Plot Bee in the making. We … Continue reading Plot Bee – Coming to Powerstown soon!
Contributed by Ritamary, Plot 21 Yes, that is the title of a famous grammar book, showing the perils of wrong punctuation. This description of a Panda’s dining habits, with its carelessly positioned comma, gave an altogether wrong impression of the much loved Panda! But fear not, this blog is not going to grill you … Continue reading Eats, Shoots and Leaves!
Our allotment course ended last Monday. It was information packed, a very good experience, and the time flew. Many thanks to our tutor Elaine, who spent so much time preparing the lessons especially for us veg and fruit lovers. The good news is, Coolmine will be presenting the course again next year, so if you … Continue reading GIY Course & Organic pest control