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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 & Shallot Sets

Liquid Feeds

Bonfire Times

Our Constitution

Plot Holder Rules

Committee Policy Documents

Data Protection

2019 AGM

How to Apply for Plot

GDPR

You must have heard about the new

DATA protection rules.

 So here is how we will protect your data.

HBAGA-008 & HBAGA009

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THE ASSOCIATION SHOP

whoweare

Open 9 AM to Noon Sat& Sun

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.

 


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.

Contact us

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

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.

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 cheque's only - sorry, no cards.

Corona Virus

Following the government announcement on Monday (16th) we are closing down any activities which involve people collecting together. So, at least for the time being, the mid-morning tea sessions on Eddington will be suspended and I'm confirming that all our social club sessions have ceased. The Shop will be closed at least this weekend (21/22) - hopefully when more information becomes available we will be able to work out a system which will allow some access while keeping us all safe.

24 / 03 2020

For info - David has received a note from Lynn at CCC saying the council policy is for allotments to remain open. They are producing a notice to be attached to allotment gates about safe working.




Corona Virus : Latest update here

UPCOMING  EVENTS CALENDAR

all events cancelled due to the current situation.

Jobs for April


Prick out and pot on seedlings

Surprisingly some ground is getting quite dry - you may need to water

Feed spring bulbs - remove spent flowers - leaves should be left to die down

Move plants out of the heat of greenhouses but protect them especially overnight

Sow/plant outdoors (or maybe indoors for later planting) - broad beans, carrots, leeks, lettuce, potatoes, onions, coriander, dill

Sow indoors - tomatoes, celery

Watch out for aphids, vine weevils, slugs/snails

If you are potting up tomatoes or the cabbage family - remember that they should be planted deep - with the lowest leaves just at soil level.

Plants permanently in containers - re-pot if they are small enough otherwise remove some of the surface compost and top-dress with new.

It can help to mix in some controlled-release fertiliser with your compost - helps if you tend to forget later feeding.

Mulch to retain moisture - water beforehand if it's become really dry.

Even though it’s been mild - the record wet (and windy) conditions will generally mean that the soil just isn’t in a good condition for sowing or even planting. No harm in trying but it may be waste of time and money if the crops rot. They will catch up later if left a while.

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


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

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www.rhs.org.uk/grassroots

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


BONFIRE LIGHTING TIMES

Stay at least 2 metres apart at all times