Open evening

Do you need to stock up on gardening equipment before we get too far into the new growing season?

Cropwatch Horticulture of Dover is holding an open evening next month where you will be able to buy tools, equipment, fertiliser, pots, seed trays and a range of growing products.

The event takes place at Martin’s Nursery, Poison Cross, Statenborough Lane, Eastry, CT13 0DL, on Monday, March 27 from 6pm to 8pm.



Today’s working party carried on clearing the ground beside the big container so that grass can be sown there in spring.

We had two rotovators in action and a small team of helpers picking up rubble, glass and all manner of other debris in their wake



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Going free – but hurry up!

A  6ft by 8ft greenhouse (with two or three panes of glass broken)  and a large compost bin are both on offer free of charge. The owner will help dismantle the greenhouse.

There is some urgency about removal so don’t delay!  If you are interested ring 01304 366107.

*Sorry, the greenhouse has now gone.

Hop to it!

If you’re a beer lover you may be interested in the latest project of the environmental community group, Deal With It -Transition Deal.

It is launching a community hop growing project, the Deal Hop Farm, which aims eventually to produce a quality Deal beer from hops grown by local people in their own gardens and allotments.

To find out more visit the Deal With It website.

Annual Allotment Dinner

Our annual dinner will take place at Deal and Betteshanger Rugby Club, Canada Road, on Friday, March 31, at 7pm for 7.30pm.

We hope many of you will join us for this event which is always a fun evening.

To book your place/s please make your choices from the menu below and email them to

The cost is £20 per person which must be paid in full by Sunday, March 19.



Whiskey parfait pate with salad garnish and toast


Leek and potato soup


Stuffed chicken with smoked bacon and cream sauce, onion mash and a medley of green vegetables


Slow-cooked beef stew with horseradish mash and green vegetables


Roasted Mediterranean vegetables in cream sauce


Chocolate fondant with cream


Cheese and biscuits: Brie, Cheddar and Stilton with onion chutney and grapes



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