Site News—Communal Area now open
Turfing has been completed. Clover seed sowing round the boundary area, and planting with small fruit trees round the perimeter, are underway. A wildlife hedge (hawthorn and blackhorn) has been planted at the area's east end over the fence.
Following Edinburgh Council's JCB tidy up in early winter 2016, we cleared and covered the 'old leaf mould' area till spring 2019 in order to eliminate all those pesky perennial weeds (nettles, bindweed et al).
The new leaf and grass clipping bay was constructed in February 2018. This fenced area should make it easier to manage the leaves and grass clippings delivered to Warriston by contractors in summer and autumn. Plot holders must not use either the fenced bay or covered communal area as a tipping zone. For advice on how to deal with unwanted items on your plot see Remove or Recycle
Communal area July 2019
Works on the communal area from 2016 to 2019
Kate Hajducka from Coburg House Studios has made drawings for years of Warriston Allotments from outside the site fence. She now regularly visits a friend's plot to create work in all weathers and seasons. You can see some of her delicately rendered and atmospheric drawings below.
Images © Kate Hajducka