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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.

LINKS TO DETAILS

Potatoes for 2020 (view varieties)

Seed Catalogues and Orders

Onion Garlic & 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

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

 October / November on Your Plot

Move or plant trees

Check tree ties

Blackberry family – most varieties - tie in new growth to fruit next year and prune out fruited growth – although you could leave some if new growth is scarce

Sow over-winter broad beans at end October (Aquadulce Claudia is recommended)

Plant spring cabbages (plant deep with lowest leaves at ground level)

Support and earth up Brussels sprouts to avoid wind damage

Cover cleared ground with manure or compost – or sow green manures

Plant over-winter onion and shallot sets and garlic

Finish planting over-winter salad crops

Cut down asparagus foliage as soon as it turns yellow - and apply mulch

Do formative pruning of apples, pears and other tree fruits – but not stone fruits such as cherries and plums.

Divide  rhubarb

Stop winter moth damage to fruit trees using grease bands around the trunks

Remove yellowing leaves on Brussels sprouts to prevent grey mould from becoming troublesome.


Reduce the spread and the overwintering of disease and pests by removing all plant debris


Mulch under fruit trees and bushes with either garden compost, woodchip or bark chippings.

Martin Blatt,

 Chairman HBAGA 2007-2020

Martin died in September of this year, after a long period of ill-health, looked after by his wife, Vicky. His funeral has already taken place - restricted because of current pandemic regulations.

Martin and Vicky took on a plot on the Jessops site nearly 20 years ago, and Martin became our Chairman in 2007 on the retirement of the then post-holder. Whilst members will mainly remember Martin as a familiar presence on the Eddington Lane site, helping with deliveries and dealing with customers outside the Shop, he was also a man of wide interests and experience, a magistrate for many years, a keen photographer (he ran a photography group with Dennis in the Clubhouse every week), and he held a senior post in the chemicals industry.

Those who knew him well will remember him not just for his active role as our Chairman but also for his good humour, his wit and his stories, often told while sitting in the sun at quiet moments around the Shop or at tea-time in the Clubhouse.

He was ever helpful, always even-tempered, except when accosting speeding motorists on site, and it was a privilege to have known him.  He will be greatly missed.



News Items          Dated  06.10.2020

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

Shallots and Garlic now in store       Green Manures  and   Mulching            Potatoes for 2021                                                                 Flowering bulbs now in store

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.


               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)