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New dates for fires

NB. As per letters that were sent to every member, the November fire dates have been SUSPENDED until the committee can agree a better solution. We realise this will not be ideal for everyone and will communicate with members again … Continue reading

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Slug Pellets – ban on using metaldehyde based pellets

Defra have announced that from 31st March 2021 it will be illegal for retailers to sell metaldehyde slug killers because of their devastating effect on other wildlife. Suppliers can still sell stocks they already have and consumers can continue to … Continue reading

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The container move is complete

Thank you to Fernando Andreu for project managing this work, to Tim Smith for preparing the base and to W Marley’s for moving the container. This project is now complete, although some work will be needed to clean up the … Continue reading

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Free to a good home! Garden storage container

We have been offered a garden storage box by a member of the public for someone to use on their allotment. The box is currently dismantled as shown in the photograph, but we are assured that it is very easy … Continue reading

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We’re on Facebook!

I have tried to produce a couple of newsletters recently, and the circulation of these is fairly good, although the responses I receive to these are limited (which could be a good thing or a bad thing!). In order to … Continue reading

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Slugs. Good or bad?

If you’ve ever found a slug and immediately wanted to get rid of it, maybe you haven’t considered its benefit to the allotment. The John Innes Centre has pulled together a handy gide on the different types of slugs we’re … Continue reading

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Container Fire Day: Friday 21st August

Friday 21st August is the next allowable fire day in the calendar.

Members are requested to observe sensible precautions as detailed in this post. Continue reading

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Can you help with research into Leaf Miners?

Postgraduate researcher, Siobhan Hillman at the University of East Anglia is working with the British Beet Research Organisation on leaf mining pests of sugar beet. She is looking for people to send in samples of any leaf miner from their … Continue reading

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Growing concern over aminopyralid in manure and compost

Organic gardening specialists, Garden Organic, have reported that incidents of apparent contamination of manure and compost are being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive. What is aminopyralid? Aminopyralid is a weedkiller produced by agricultural chemical manufacturer, Corteva, which is … Continue reading

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NSALG National Allotments Week 2020

All Newton Hall Allotments Association members are also members of the (National Association of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners) NSALG as part of your annual rent payment. This year, the NSALG are running National Allotments Week from the 10th to the … Continue reading

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