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. ).

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

BONFIRE LIGHTING TIMES

Notices

THE ASSOCIATION SHOP

Shop

Open 9 AM to Noon Sat& Sun

UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

 Aug  None

July:  Trip to Amberly Museum

PLOT APPLICATION


Our plot application form is currently awaiting update.

To apply please come to our shop at Eddington lane any weekend from 9 AM to mid-day

GODINTON OUTING

HOLE PARK OUTING

holepark

HERNE BAY ALLOTMENTS & GARDENS ASSOCIATION

PLOT HOLDER RULES

PLOT HOLDER RULES

PLOT HOLDER RULES

OUR CONSTITUTION

HERNE BAY ALLOTMENTS & GARDENS ASSOCIATION

CONSTITUTION

AGM notice 2017.pdf

July:  Quiz Night

Plot holders to Note

Metaldehyde as used in Common Slug Pellets (the blue ones) is being banned due to concerns about its effect on wild life.

Use after Spring 2020 will be illegal

Planting & Harvesting Guide here

     

AGM notice 2017.pdf

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

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www.rhs.org.uk/grassroots

Report any siting's of

ASIAN HORNETS

Details here

Slug Pellets

Blue metaldehyde is soon to be banned. The chemical is authorised by the EU and they are likely to withdraw that authorisation at some stage but not before 2023. However Michael Gove has decided that the UK will bring in a ban from Spring 2020. There are other similar treatments but these are much more expensive.

AGM notice 2017.pdf

GDPR

You must have heard about the new DATA protection rules. So here is how we will protect your data.

GREAT COMP OUTING

Sunflower competition

AGM notice 2017.pdf

NEWS ITEM

The “Table of Committee Policies has bee updated and can be seen here

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Jobs for June in the allotment or garden

If you don’t want your strawberry plants to spread – remove unwanted runners.

If your raspberries are spreading then thin out new canes and transplant or just remove any that are out of line.

Prune new shoots on red and white currant bushes to two buds.

Prune new shoots on gooseberries to 5 leaves.

It’s dry (at the moment) – water plants at the base and not over the leaves.

Be ready to thin fruit further after the ‘June drop’ of natural thinning. Support branches on plum trees if there is still a weight of fruit.

Use a pheromone trap to counter codling moth maggots on your apples.

Sow a late crop of runner and French beans direct in the soil.

Plant out tender vegetables such as sweet corn and melon.

Last harvests of asparagus. Feed with Growmore or Q4.

Sow beetroot, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, calabrese, carrots, salads, spring onions.

Harvest garlic when you see fat bulbs near the surface – leaves will still be green.

If your runner beans are looking a bit pale then feed with high nitrogen such as dried blood or sulphate of ammonia – not otherwise though as too much nitrogen can produce plenty of leaves and no flowers.

Cut off any flower stems on onions (bolting) otherwise growth of the bulb may be affected. If this is a regular problem then try heat-treated sets next year.

Tomatoes need very regular watering – maybe even twice a day – otherwise problems such as blossom-end rot may result. Start feeding with tomato feed once the first flowers open.

Use mulch (bark, grass cuttings, garden compost) to conserve water – it really does make a difference.

Revised charges for

Using Waste Tip

Details here

Now taking bookings for a trip to Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre

Details on Social Page


Quiz Night

6th July

Book in shop

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