Gardeners’ Question Time



Plot holders at Twyn-yr-odyn Allotments held their second social event on Tuesday 25th July in the Wenvoe Arms. We borrowed the format of the long-running BBC Radio programme in which gardeners put questions to a panel of experts. Our distinguished panel were: Trevor Case a fellow allotmenteer with an extensive career in horticulture, James Daughton of Pugh’s of Garden Centre, Joyce Hoy an enthusiastic gardener with a degree in botany and Phil Morant who has been tending his plot at Twyn-yr-odyn for 46 years. Our compère was Sue Hoddell who did a fantastic job in introducing the panel and keeping the lively audience in hand.

The questions were many and varied and included the control of vermin, and blight, specific vegetable care and manure and soil improvement. We were all impressed with each member’s knowledge of and enthusiasm for gardening and allotments in particular.

We would like to thank Jennie and Digby for hosting the event at the Wevoe Arms. For our next event, we hope to visit Terry Walton's allotment. Terry is the well-known gardener who broadcasts on the Jeremy Vine show from his Rhondda allotments. Details to follow.