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ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

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

 part in our Social activities and to purchase items from

our shop at weekends

If interested come to the shop at Eddington Lane

Between 9 AM & Mid day on Saturday or Sunday


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.

LINKS TO DETAILS

Potatoes for 2020 (view varieties)

Seed Catalogues and Orders

Liquid Feeds

Bonfire Times

Our Constitution

Plot Holder Rules

Committee Policy Documents

Data Protection

2019 AGM


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

(You will leave this website)


www.rhs.org.uk/grassroots

GDPR

You must have heard about the new

DATA protection rules.

 So here is how we will protect your data.

HBAGA-008 & HBAGA009

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.


BROWNS seed catalogues are now in the Shop. An early order would be appreciated for quick delivery with a maximum discount. If you have  latest catalogue  then order here.

 Download “Seed Order Form” : “Potato order Form”


NOTE

Jobs for Jan/Feb

Mulch bare soil if not already done.

Sow tomatoes for later growing under cover (too early for outside crops).

Prune apples and pears - remove any dead, crossing or weak growth. Shorten this year’s growth.

Prune gooseberries, red/white currants - open up centres of bushes, cut back side shoots to 3 buds.

Prune blackcurrants - remove third of old wood to encourage new growth.

Feed fruit bushes with potash.

Obtain and chit seed potatoes (lay out in light cool place).

Force rhubarb by covering some roots with straw plus a large bucket.

Cover top/front of peach and similar trees grown against a wall with plastic to protect against leaf curl.

Remove remains of previous crops to discourage slugs.

Cover some ground with plastic to protect from (more) rain and to warm up for early sowing.

Time to apply lime if needed- depending on what you plan to grow.

Start serious early sowing inside in February.

You don’t have to dig - look online for Charles Dowding and his no-dig approach.

Thanks to RHS and WHICH?

THE ASSOCIATION SHOP

whoweare

Open 9 AM to Noon Sat& Sun

UPCOMING  EVENTS CALENDAR

          Feb :      Committee Meeting

          Apr:     TBA

         May :  TBA


          Mar:     Brick Lane Trip

SHOP NEWS

Our bulk supply of potatoes and sets is now in stock. The potatoes mainly come in bags of 2½kg - all at £3.50. You can ask for a smaller amount if you wish. If you have reserved some then please ask for them at the counter rather than picking them from the stock yourself. Potato and onion fertiliser is also available.

Orders from both our main seed suppliers can be placed throughout the season - big discounts on seeds but not on other items such as plants.

The Shop is open every Saturday/Sunday - 9.00 to 12.00. Cash and cheques only - sorry, no cards.

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.

BONFIRE LIGHTING TIMES

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

canHBAGAhelp@mail.com

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

Details here

ASIAN HORNETS

Associate Member fees are due for 2020. If you haven’t as yet paid your £1.- Please do so next time you visit the shop.