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Greenhouse for sale

A 8ft by 4ft aluminium greenhouse, complete with glass, is on offer for £60. If you are interested call Brian on 07808670776.

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Getting ready for the growing season

As the new growing season approaches you can stock up on a variety of essentials without leaving the allotment site.

The large container will be manned for the next four Saturdays (March 10, 17, 24 and 31) from 10am to 11am to allow members to buy goods at very competitive prices.

Items on sale are: 1.5m wide fleece at 20p per metre; Growmore at £1 per kg; garden lime at £1.50 per 2kg; chicken pellets at £9 per 20kg bag; blood, fish and bone at £1 per kg; 8ft bamboo canes at 40p each.

All proceeds go to the association’s funds.

Roll up for some fleece

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Fleece is the latest addition to the range of goods being sold by the committee. It is 1.5m wide and costs 20p per metre. It is available only in multiples of one metre.

It can be bought at the large container which will be manned this Saturday (February 17) and on Saturday week (February 24) from 10am to noon.

Garden lime, Growmore, chicken pellets and bamboo canes are also available (Super Savings).

Super Savings

Here’s a chance to make a great start to the new growing season with some bargain offers.

The committee has stocked up on the following items for members to buy: Growmore at £1 per kilogram; garden lime at £1.50 per 2 kilograms; chicken pellets at £9 for a 20 kilogram bag; blood, fish and bone at £1 per kilogram; 8ft bamboo canes at 40p each.

All proceeds  go into the association’s funds

They can be bought at the large container  this weekend  – on Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 10am to 2pm.

Seed Potatoes

Here’s a chance for you to buy your seed potatoes for next year at a bargain price.

The association plans to bulk buy the seed potatoes in 20kg sacks and sell them on to members in multiples of 2kg. Nine varieties will be on offer at a cost of just £2 for a 2kg bag.

The varieties we are offering are:

First Earlies  

Casablanca – a white-skinned potato with a creamy flesh. Each plant produces a good crop of tubers. They are good for boiling and steaming.

Duke of York – renowned for its excellent flavour. It is good for boiling and general use.

Pentland Javelin – a very popular early with oval, white-fleshed tubers and a great flavour. It has low blight resistance but high resistance to both scab and eelworm. It is a good for boiling, salad and general use.

Second Earlies

Kestrel – an exhibition quality, high-yielding, very tasty potato. It produces long, oval tubers with white flesh. It has high blight resistance, moderate scab resistance and is also slug resistant. There is no discolouration when cooked. It is suitable for chips, baking and general purpose.

Charlotte – probably the best salad potato available. It produces a good crop of flavoursome long, oval, pale yellow tubers. It has high resistance to both blight and scab. It is good for boiling and, in particular, for salad use.

Marfona  – produces a good crop of large tubers which store well. It is suitable for a wide range of soils. It is good for baking, boiling and general use.

Main Crop

Sarpo Mira  – an excellent all-rounder. A very vigorous grower, it produces a huge crop of tasty, floury potatoes.

Cara – a high-yielding, good general purpose potato.

King Edward – a good general purpose potato of excellent cooking and eating quality.

If you want to buy any of these seed potatoes, please place your order with Terry Johnson (plot 18 Allotment plot map) by November 1. You must pay Terry when you place your order.  The minimum order is 2kg of any one variety.