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Bughingham Palace


By teegee


In my last allotment blog I had a bit of interest shown in the wild garden on our allotments.

I thought some of you might want an update!

Well last Saturday (30/6) we had our allotment " open day"
and part of the proceedings was to name the " bug hotel" on our wild garden.

There were many interesting suggestions but the one considered the best was " Bughingham Palace" which personally I like very much, particularly in this ‘Jubilee’ year.

As always I was armed with my camera, so here are a few pictures of the event!

Welcome to the plots

The site ‘Notice Board’
(the flowers are netted to stop the rabbits eating them)

Views of the wild garden;

The shrubs

The Lawn

The pond

The Golf course

The pond

The footpath

Bug hotel

The new bridge

The new bridge

View from new bridge

View from new bridge

A view of the pond and bridge

Bug hotel prior to naming

Preparing to cut the ribbon

Cutting the ribbon



The drinks table

The spread

The spread

The spread

Some of the plot holders

Plot holders after being watered and fed

It wouldn’t be summer without a bit of rain

The trophies the site won last year, judging for 2012 is tomorrow (4/7)

One trophy is for best site in the 25+plot category, the other trophy is for best site in the entire metropolitan council area (all sizes)

I took pictures of all the plots on the site but didn’t want to bore you too much, so I didn’t bother displaying them in this blog!

Who would want to look at twenty odd allotments? !!

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That looked a great open day TG. Its an allotment site to be proud of, you must all work as a team to achieve so much.

3 Jul, 2012


Great blog TG

3 Jul, 2012


Great stuff, well done with awards, I love allotment pics so please do share them :)

3 Jul, 2012


Love the bug palace! Looks like a lot of work has gone into it all, good luck with the judging tomorrow :)

3 Jul, 2012


A great blog,TG..and love the bug palace too..nice to see you all enjoying your day together,and what a lovely spread..hope today went well ...

3 Jul, 2012


Looks like a great day was had by all!

4 Jul, 2012


Wonderful blog. Thats a much better way of making a Bug Hotel as broken pallets are often burned or thrown out in skips. Have put on my Favourites list to think about in the winter months.

4 Jul, 2012


I really love the bug hotel and especially its name! That spread certainly looked yummy.

5 Jul, 2012

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