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GATE LOCKS

To reduce problems with our gate locks we oil them on a regular basis (if we remember) - about once a month. Unfortunately this does mean that keys may well get a bit messy for a few days so please be aware.

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Potatoes for 2020 (view varieties)

Seed Catalogues and Orders

Onion & Shallot Sets

Liquid Feeds

Bonfire Times

Crop Growing Times

Our Constitution

Plot Holder Rules

Committee Policy Documents

Data Protection

2019 AGM

How to Apply for Plot

Can you beat this cabbage

THE ASSOCIATION SHOP

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Open 9 AM to Noon on Saturdays only

Site Gates

As previously mentioned - the main gates into Eddington are to be adjusted to overcome various problems. Meanwhile please take care when the wind is blowing - the gates are heavy and controlling them can be a challenge. We don’t want any accidents.


The gates leading to Jessops also need attention. This is on the work list.


The realignment of the gates at Station Road is still in the development stage - we have moved past the need for planning permission. The car parking is to be sorted out with better surfacing and then the entrance will be replaced.

UPCOMING  EVENTS CALENDAR

all events cancelled due to the current situation.

Editions of the quarterly magazine “Grass Roots” can be viewed by clicking the link below.




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www.rhs.org.uk/grassroots

BONFIRE LIGHTING TIMES

If you have any comments / ideas to improve this website we would like to hear from you.

Likewise if  you have any suggestions for improving your site, please Email us using this email address

canHBAGAhelp@mail.com

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP


Enrol as an associate member for  £1-00 per year to take

 part in our Social activities and to purchase items from

the shop.

 If interested come to the shop in Eddington Lane


Stay at least 2 metres apart at all times when on site

               Look out for early signs of  Blight

Watch out for the signs of Blight on tomatoes and potatoes.

We have had a report from a plot holder that he has had to

deal with an early case of  blight. (See photo opposite)

ASIAN HORNETS

An invasive non-native  Hornet which is a highly aggressive predator which poses a significant risk to Honey bees and other polinators.

Details here

News Items          Dated 18.09.2020

Latest Shop Covid-19 arrangements      Kings / Browns catalogues available      Autumn Onions now in stock

     Shallots and Garlic   Green Manures  and   Mulching        Potatoes for 2021       Flowering bulbsnow in stock


September on Your Plot

Things to be doing during September:

Leave asparagus foliage until it goes brown to build up the plant for next year

Watch out for blight on potatoes and tomatoes.

Protect autumn raspberries from the birds with netting.

Cut down fruited canes of summer raspberries and blackberries and tie in new stems for next year.

Prune stone fruit trees - plums. cherries etc - and blackcurrant's

Watering, watering, …. Remember it’s the roots that need the water not the leaves.

Wait for onion leaves to fall over naturally then lift and leave to dry outside or in out of rain.

After clearing crops don’t leave bare soil. Cover with compost/manure or sow green manure.

Earth up celery to blanch stems.

If it stays dry - water cabbages, brussels, cauliflowers etc and mulch to preserve the moisture.

A Which? trial indicated that onion sets are best planted just below the surface without the tips

showing.

Just time to sow spinach, spring onions, winter lettuce and other salad crops

Protect late sown carrots against carrot fly - try fleece.

We are very sad to announce that our Chairman for many years, Martin Blatt, has just passed away. More extensive information will follow.

SLUG PELLETS

The UK ban on blue Metaldehyde has been over-ruled by the courts due to poor procedures. However, we will not be stocking this product again as the ban is likely to be re-applied and the product is regarded as harmful to wildlife beyond its target. Alternatives are available.

We no longer stock Metaldehyde pellets.