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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

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.

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

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)

News Items   Last  Updated 29th December 2020

THE SHOP WILL RE-OPEN AS SOON AS CONDITIONS ALLOW

  Kings / Browns catalogues available  

Autumn Onions now in stock

Shallots and Garlic now in store   

 Green Manures  and   Mulching  

 Potatoes for 2021 :     Lady Christl unavailable  (Click here)

   Flowering bulbs now in store


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  

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

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

UPCOMING  EVENTS CALENDAR

all events cancelled due to the current situation.

SEED ORDERS -

As the Shop is closed you can email orders to: canHBAGAhelp@mail.com


If you would like a catalogue then use the contact email above.

Orders are taking much longer to arrive than usual due to the current situation.

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.

Add lime if necessary to reduce soil acidity (Brussels sprouts etc)

Leeks - sow seed under glass / indoors

Cauliflower (early summer) - sow seed indoors



BONFIRE LIGHTING TIMES

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



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www.rhs.org.uk/grassroots

THE SHOP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

WE ARE EXPECTING THE POTATOES AND SETS TO BE AVAILABLE SOON.

THE SHOP WILL THEN RE-OPEN IN A RESTRICTED FORM.

KEEP WATCHING THIS WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.

Any advance orders for potato’s etc, can still be ordered direct to David, or through this website for delivery when in stock and the shop subsequently re-opens.


Website contact/ Order details can also be sent to :  canHBAGAhelp@mail.com   for David’s attention


Covid-19 Tier 4 update Dated 7th January 2021