Black Isle Horticultural Society
Potato Day ………… and the Tub of Tatties!
Transition Black Isle’s Potato Day makes a welcome return to North Kessock on March 4th this year after two years of Covid disruption. You can find details at https://www.transitionblackisle.org/potato-day-2023.asp
We’re running our Tub of Tatties competition at our Summer Show again this year, and you can buy a kit to enter the competition – a bucket of the correct size with drainage holes, a voucher for a seed potato, and a recycled wooden label– you just add the compost and your growing skills! There’s more information on our website http://www.spanglefish.com/blackislehorticulturalsociety/index.asp
We’ve teamed up with Transition Black Isle so you can get your kit at the Potato Day, as well as a huge range of seed potatoes. They’ve also got information about varieties on their website, so you can do your research about the best variety to choose. Kits cost £2 for age 14 and over, 50p for under 14.
(You can still enter using your own pot or bucket if you want, just make sure it’s not bigger than a standard builders bucket - 14 litres capacity.)
This year’s Plant Sale will be held outside at the Gordon Memorial Hall, Rosemarkie, on Saturday 20th May. We’ll give further details later, but you can be sure that as usual we’ll have a wide range of interesting plants. We’ll also welcome any donations to the Sale – if you can sow a few extra seeds for us, or pot up some surplus plants, we’ll be very grateful.
We’re hoping to emulate the great success of last year’s Summer Show on Saturday 12th August this year at the Gordon Memorial Hall, Rosemarkie. We’re expecting to produce the Schedule for the Show in February, and we’ll distribute it then.
Graham Sullivan, Secretary, Black Isle Horticultural Society BIHS1955@gmail.com 01349 861991
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