Raised Beds Ready to Go!


Posted on 20th March, by allotments in News. No Comments

Snow in the air, so it's time for a coffee from Rossetti House.

Snow in the air, so it’s time for a coffee from Rossetti House.

The raised beds at Welshmill allotments are now ready for planting. They will be made available to residents from Rossetti House and to allotment holders who need a more manageable plot. It’s all part of Frome Allotment Association’s outreach work, which has benefitted from the financial backing of the Frome Development Community Interest Company.

The following photographs show how the project developed under the leadership of Neil Cameron and Andy Wilson. The stacks of wood were frozen together and flakes of snow touched the faces, but it was a bright sunshine day.

A sloping bank. This wasted scrub is ideal for a raised bed.

A sloping bank. This wasted scrub is ideal for a raised bed.

Getting down the base.

Getting down the base.

But do they fit? Dave Turner  checks that all is well.

But do they fit? Dave Turner checks that all is well.

Mike from Western Skip Hire delivers the top soil.

Mike from Western Skip Hire delivers the top soil.

Th team. Left to right. Alistair Wood, Dave Turner, Neil Cameron, Mark Dorrington, Steve Neal, Mark Barnes - Rossetti House Manager, Mark Darville.  Photo by Ricky Anderson. Andy Wilson was not available for this photo.

Th team. Left to right. Alistair Wood, Dave Turner, Neil Cameron, Mark Dorrington, Steve Neal, Mark Barnes – Rossetti House Manager, Mark Darville. Photo by Ricky Anderson. Andy Wilson was not available for this photo.

Finished beds with Rossetti House in the background.

Finished beds with Rossetti House in the background.

Close up of one of the seven beds, displaying its perfect Jenga -like construction.

Close up of one of the seven beds, displaying its perfect Jenga -like construction.

Photographs by Ricky Anderson, Alistair Wood and Steve Neal.

Phase 1 of the project was completed a few days earlier.





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