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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

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

GDPR

You must have heard about the new

DATA protection rules.

 So here is how we will protect your data.

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THE ASSOCIATION SHOP

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Open 9 AM to Noon Sat& Sun

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.

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

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

Rotavator for Sale

For further details please contact Richard Manning  at

<manning73@hotmail.com>


£ 150 ono

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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


Stay at least 2 metres apart at all times when on site

SHOP OPENING

The government have moved on the corona restrictions and we are moving now into a time of lower demand on the Shop - so it seems a good time to rethink our approach.

Please note that we will be learning the best system as we go along so have patience. The pandemic is a nuisance but it can be a killer.

In summary -

The Shop is open every Saturday morning 9.00 to 12.00 as from 11th July 2020

There are no regular delivery services.

Eddington gates will be open when the Shop is open.

Please try to order what you want by email beforehand so we can prepare where necessary

If we know what you want then we can tell you the cost

If you do not tell us beforehand then you may have to wait for items to be sorted out

One customer at a time

You may enter the Shop to select seeds etc - but keep it brief please and only one at a time

 STAY AT LEAST 2 METRES APART AT ALL TIMES   from other customers and us - PLEASE RESPECT THIS

We wish to avoid handling payments so bring a cheque or enough cash - we have change. We do not take cards. BACS is possible - ask for details - but record the purchase in the Shop.

If you cannot make the opening time then let us know - a solution may be possible

You can contact David directly through his email or  by email at    canHBAGAhelp@mail.com

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.


July on Your Plot


Now is the time to begin to harvest:

 Courgette's, Mustard seeds, Ridge Cucumber, Peas, Sweetcorn, French Beans (dwarf), Celery and Garlic.

Stop watering Onions .

Transplant Kale to it’s final position.

Ensure Fruit trees have plenty of moisture at their roots

Runner Beans

Water once a week if it doesn’t rain and water well.

Pick any early runner beans before the seed pods begin to bulge (or the skins toughen and get stringy).

Pick them regularly to keep the beans coming.

Keep the plot well watered during hot sunny spells.

Avoid watering potato and tomato leaves to try and avoid Blight at this time of year

Lift some potato plants, to gauge progress.

Keep main crop plants well watered, as dry conditions reduce yield and potato size.

Sow potatoes now for Christmas crops!

Lettuces and other salad crops:  Succession sow more lettuce, rocket, land cress, corn salad, and other salad leaves for an ongoing supply in the autumn.