Monday, 7 October 2013

Waiting List for allotments updated

Alina Florea
Angelique Bayley
Vicky Taylor
Kohl Rabi (pronounced coal ra-be) are members of the cabbage family and store food in their stem. Eat raw grated with lemon juice and vinegar or cook and add to stir fries.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Plot 7 before the water tank was added.

Committee meeting this Sunday (14th April) 10 AM on site

Friday, 29 March 2013

Looking over plot 9 to the shed and Hockmore Cottage, photo taken during 1990's. I (secretary) am away over Easter so if you have any queries ask the chairman Neil (No 52 Bartholomew Road) for an assistance.

Sunday, 24 March 2013



The weather may be cold, but that has not stopped me eating produce from the allotment. This forced rhubarb had grown under a large pot covering the crown, delicious stewed with sugar or mixed with custard for a fruit fool.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Waiting List for allotments updated

Roselyn Mburu
Edward Bonn
Alina Florea

Sunday, 10 March 2013


Draft minutes for the AGM 10th March 2013
Attending; John Robshaw, Gwen Osborne, Kathy Newman, Hannah O'Leary, Mr Stone and Richard Barrett. Apologies for absence - Neil Holt. Visitor - Josh Field.

Meeting starts 10-15 AM
The amendment reducing the rent period for new plot-holders  to six months was agreed by all. This will mean that where plots are rented and then abandoned, the association will be able to claim them back to re-let in shorter time scale.

Election of officers
Chairman - Neil Holt
Secretary - Richard Barrett
Treasurer - Gwen Osborn
Assistant Treasurer - John Robshaw
The committee would comprise of the above plus Kathy Newman

The first committee meeting would be on 14th April 2013 at 10 AM on site.

Various opinions were voiced over what standard of cultivation a plot should keep to. How much was the weather to blame and personal medical problems. It was agreed that everyone should try harder this year to improve their plots.

Enquiry was made whether the residents of Bartholomew Road properties had priority, if the plot at the bottom of their garden became available. The secretary advised this was not so, as the waiting list which had been running for some years was the priority source for the letting of plots

 The meeting finished at 11 AM.

 

 
A bitterly cold AGM compared with last years warm weather on the same weekend, but perhaps this bodes well for a good summer? The results are;

Trustees; Neil Holt, John Robshaw and Richard Barrett

Chairman - Neil Holt
Secretary - Richard Barrett
Treasurer - Gwen Osborne
Assistant Treasurer - John Robshaw

Commitee members - the above and Mrs K Newman.

Rents are due now, costs are £17 for a full size plot (5-6 pole) and £9 for part of.

I shall be contacting the names on the top of the waiting list in the weeks to come to allocate any vacant plots.

Richard (secretary)

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Waiting List for allotments updated

Charlotte Kittermaster
Anna Achiriloaie
Annie Parish
Jenny Mould
Liz Thomas
Josh Field
Roselyn Mburu
Edward Bonn

The Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday 10th March 2013 at 10 AM, in the allotment shed, rents to be paid on the day.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The secretary Richard Barrett has been invited to be a guest blogger at Thompson &Morgan, to read the blog about growiong potatoes at the allotments, click on the link.

http://blog.thompson-morgan.com/guest-blog/why-i-like-to-grow-potatoes/

Sunday, 13 January 2013


This head of a Romanesco cauliflower was a surprise find in my sprouting broccoli patch, the plants are similar and I had thought I had eaten them all in November. A bonus for this evening's meal.

Monday, 7 January 2013

With the mild wet weather this winter variety of Sprouting Broccoli, Rudolph is doing well, it has been grown under enviromesh for protection against caterpillars and pigeons.