Malahide Allotment holders are disappointed that the climax of the Bord Bia Bloom 2020 could not go ahead as planned. However the Bord Bia Bloom At Home initiative has given us a platform to show our best side out and the Epilepsy Care Foundation entry for the Bord Bia Bloom at Home has attracted positive comments as easy as flowers attract bees.To celebrate the community here in Malahide Allotments and in recognition of the wonderful support the allotment community has graciously offered up in support, a stroll around the allotment lets you capture some of the wonderful characters and excellent holdings that help make up the thriving community here on the Dublin Road.Ying and yang - it’s an oasis of calm, it’s a hive of activity. It’s a place of rest, it’s a place of work, it’s the changing of the seasons, it’s the cycle of life - but without the people who make up the community, without the bonds of friendship and common purpose, it could as easily wither on the vine. That scenario is far from happening and the inspiration, design and creation of the Bord Bia Bloom At Home Garden has given everyone a lift during these challenging times and it’s delivered a genuine ‘Wow Factor’ for so many of you who have taken hope and inspiration. It’s been a huge success for us all and helped strengthen and deepen all those roots of friendship. We all DIG IT! Your neighbours are your friends. They are people who look out for you, who offer you support and advice. You might need to borrow you might need a helping hand, it could be favour or information on how best to grow, how to deal with a problem or simply someone to chat to.In essence the allotment is about the people who through their hard work and creativity have helped shape the fabulous eclectic environment that is Malahide Allotments.