These tomato plants are on offer free of charge. If you want any, please help yourself.
You will find them beside the greenhouse on Plot 15 (Allotment plot map ). Please do not take the trays.
If you have any surplus plants or equipment which you are willing to give away or if you are in search of any allotment-related items please email firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be featured on this site.
If you want some straw for your strawberries (or anything else) there is some going free on plot 18 (Allotment plot map). Please help yourself.
The National Trust is holding its annual White Cliffs Plant Fair this weekend.
Full details here.
Volunteers are needed at the site on Saturday morning to help put up the marquee ready for Tony Fursland’s birthday party barbecue on Sunday (Birthday Invitation).
If you are able to help please meet by the large container at 11am.
Congratulations to Terry Johnson’s son-in-law, Martin Pearce, who has completed both the Brighton and London Marathons in the last couple of weeks.
Martin wants to thank everyone at the allotment association annual dinner who sponsored him, helping him to reach a magnificent total of £2,800 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Tony Fursland, the association’s chairman, is holding a birthday party at the allotments on Sunday, May 7 and all plotholders and their families are invited.
There will be a free barbecue and tea and coffee but you will have to bring your own wine, beer, etc.
The barbecue can’t be held in its normal place by the large container because the new grass is not well-established enough yet so it will be set up nearby instead.
Tony said: “As it’s an outside party if very bad weather it will not take place. Fingers crossed.
“Last year everyone enjoyed themselves, so let’s hope for a repeat. Hope to see you all.”
The party will start at noon.
Denis, who is the judge at our annual allotment competition, is holding a plant sale in aid of the Air Ambulance.
There will a wide range of flower and vegetable plants on sale at the event at The Lodge, Beacon Lane, Woodnesborough, on Saturday, April 29 from 10am to noon.
A few committee members and other plotholders took up their watering cans at the weekend to water the barbecue area by the large container where grass seed was sown recently.
The grass is growing well but needed a helping hand in this dry spell. The water used was all rainwater collected from the water harvester in the main car park.
The working party also strimmed public areas on the site and carried out other maintenance work.
This large metal tank is available free of charge. If you are interested please talk to Cyril on plot 3.