With rising costs of plants and the volume of plants we need to support our projects, the Oakham In Bloom committee decided to acquire an allotment to grow on seedlings and plug plants to support our year-round planting schemes.
In Spring 2015 we took ownership of a lovely plot on Willow Crescent…
To date, the allotment has been dug over with manure and mushroom compost incorporated, and the plants are now being transplanted.
85 polyanthus have been transplanted to the plot and some lovely Delphiniums from Rutland Horticultural Society will be planted and grown on, together with 45 Verbascums that Maureen Jenkins, one of our ‘Take a Tray’ volunteers, has grown from seed for us.
If you’d like to become an allotment volunteer please contact us.