Summer Harvests

Please continue to follow government guidelines on social contact to ensure your own safety when on site.

EDAA also ask you to follow these simple guidelines 

  • Observe “Social Distancing” on your plot and pathways.
  • Do not share tools
  • Do not wash your hands in water trough

 With some extra cleaning in place we are able to reopen the toilets on both sites. Plotholders are asked to follow current advice on thorough hand washing to ensure their own safety.

King's Seed Catalogues  are now available in the summer house at Pound Lane and the shop at Hamilton Lane. The final date for soft fruit orders is Wednesday 20th October. Seeds and potatoes Wednesday17th November. Payment is by cheque with orders or card/phone at the Hamilton Lane shop only.

 

 National Allotment Week was celebrated with small events on both sites.

Pound Lane looked wonderful with all its sunflowers and scarecrows. Children decorated the road with chalk butterflies, flowers and the odd whale and snake. We did  a butterfly count which was very jolly, if not very accurate. Amazingly Large Whites came top of the list with Gate Keepers in second place! The summerhouse table was groaning under the weight of cake with all sorts of inventive allotment ingredients - courgettes, rhubarb and beetroot among them. Throughout the day people helped themselves to tea and cake and chatted in bubbles and distanced groups. Donations and plant sales raised £130 for Hospice Care.

The scarecrows were out and about on Hamilton Lane too with some amusing and inventive characters. People had a good time touring the site to see the scarecrows and decorated wheelbarrows and plots.

Site improvements:

The exciting project to create a clubhouse for community use at Hamilton Lane is progressing well and is nearing completion.

A small water leak was mended at Pound Lane. We will be looking further at the water meters in the winter to establish whether there are other undetected leaks in our very old pipes. Bob has worked tirelessly to get rid of the rust and bring the shop paintwork back up to scratch. Plotholders presented him with a signed card to convey their gratitude for the "new look" shop.

Plotholders who keep birds are reminded that, because of the risk of avian flu, any very sick birds or bird deaths should be assessed by a vet. The association takes it's responsibility towards livestock very seriously, and it is important that plotholders wanting to keep chickens, ducks, or bees on their plots seek both permission and guidance before they begin.

 David Smith the HL rat officer has put together a leaflet giving detailed guidance on how to discourage rats from visiting your plot and how to minimise the risk of coming into contact with rat urine. This information can be found in the info section at the end of this website. He has been looking around the HL site for obvious problems . Annie Goodman has recently taken on the task of rat prevention/ guidance at Pound Lane. Anyone needing to use rat poison should speak to Annie PL52 or David or apply via general inquiries on the allotment website. Remember that rats are inevitably everywhere on site so, please wash any allotment vegetables thoroughly before eating.

 

 


Waiting for Frogs
Waiting for Frogs

 


New Wildlife Hedge at PL
New Wildlife Hedge at PL