To reduce problems with our gate locks we oil them on a regular basis (if we remember) -
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THE ASSOCIATION SHOP
Open 9 AM to Noon on Saturdays only
As previously mentioned -
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 -
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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If interested come to the shop in Eddington Lane
Stay at least 2 metres apart at all times when on site
October / November on Your Plot
Move or plant trees
Check tree ties
Blackberry family – most varieties -
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
Finish planting over-
Cut down asparagus foliage as soon as it turns yellow -
Do formative pruning of apples, pears and other tree fruits – but not stone fruits such as cherries and plums.
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.
The UK ban on blue Metaldehyde has been over-
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)
News Items Updated 6th November 2020
The situation for us is unchanged. Members may visit their plots and the Shop can continue to function.
We will be enforcing the safety recommendations around the Shop to protect customers and staff. Details
will be added here shortly but will cover wearing a mask inside, one out/one in, distancing and sanitising.
Chairman HBAGA 2007-
Martin died in September of this year, after a long period of ill-
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-
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-
He was ever helpful, always even-
MAKE SURE BONFIRES ARE COMPLETELY OUT BEFORE LEAVING YOUR PLOT
David was called out by the Fire Brigade recently because of a fire that had been left unattended
before it was fully extinguished.
Please ensure that any bonfire you may have had is FULLY OUT before leaving your plot