Category Archives: General Gardening

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Free construction materials!

A construction company has offered our members free waste construction materials including timber of various lengths (often complete pallets and single lengths) and large thick card tubes which have been suggested to be used as planters in gardens. All material would be … Continue reading

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Cow manure available

We have had a delivery of cow manure to the top West Gate (next to the hut – large load) and to the top East Gate (small load) for members to use. The price is 50p per barrow load (a … Continue reading

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Manure, Potatoes and Woodchip available

Manure – 50p per barrow We have received a quantity of fresh horse manure with straw (barley, I believe) which members can purchase by the barrowload. Please be sensible in how much is heaped in barrows; I’ve seen deposits of … Continue reading

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NSALG Newsletter and survey 2020

Many of you know already that part of your annual rent covers a subscription to the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG) which includes a host of benefits to our members. The society have issued their latest newsletter, … 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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Onion White Rot, the cure?

Probably a slightly misleading title, but a good way to get attention. We all know that white rot is a major fungal disease of the onion family, and most of us on NHA have first-hand experience of infected crops. I’ve … 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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Be water wise! ?

In this warmer weather it is natural to want to water your crops in order to keep them hydrated. However, did you know that the association pay for water on a meter? Every year we spend several hundreds of pounds … Continue reading

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Know your seedlings! Carrots

Growing Carrots from seed We are hoping to run a series of informative posts about how to identify different seedlings, to help you avoid growing non-intended crops and weeds in place of your prized veg! Today it is carrots. Carrot … Continue reading

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