Allotment Competition 2018
Here is your chance to win a prize in The Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies' Allotment Competition 2018. The Competition, which will be assessed by Federation Judges, is open to all members of affiliated Societies and consists of two Sections:
Plots of less than 10 rods (300sq yards/250sq metres) and
Plots of 10 rods and over.
Challenge Cups are awarded annually to the Section Winners with Cash Prizes in Section 1: 1st - £20, 2nd - £15 and 3rd – £10 and Section 2: 1st - £30, 2nd - £20 and 3rd - £15.
Diplomas are awarded as follows: top 7% of the combined results – Diploma of Special Merit, next 15% - Diploma of Merit.
Download an Entry Form here. The entry fee is only £1 and entry forms should be completed and returned to Rona Neilson, Plot 17A, Warsash Road, with appropriate fees, by Friday 18th May 2018. Any queries? - e-mail the web team on this website.
Charity Plant Sale - Saturday 16th May
Charity Plant Sale - Colette and Jenny are holding a charity plant sale outside their house @ 15 the farthings, on the locks heath sports club recreation ground adjacent to your allotments on Saturday 16th May. All proceeds go to the ‘Hampshire Stables Family Home Trust’ for vulnerable people with learning difficulties. Please circulate this to your people you know who may have excess plants/flowers etc which they would be willing to donate to this worthy cause. Kindest regards Colette and Jenny @ 8 the farthings. Social distancing will be observed at all times.
Could you be Britain's Best Home Cook?
The BBC are working on the second series of Britain's Best Home Cook and are currently looking for new fabulous home cooks who might want to apply to be on the BBC1 show. There must be loads of great cooks amongst you, growing lots of amazing vegetables so why not give it a go? And while you are at it check out the Allotment Road Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/333805260523024/. Let us know if you would like us to set up a similar group for the whole of the Western Wards Allotment Association.
Charles Dowding Talk on no-dig gardening - 23rd March
Hedge End Allotments will be hosting a talk by Charles Dowding, leading authority on no-dig gardening, on 23rd March 2019.
Here's his website so you can see what he's all about. www.charlesdowding.co.uk
Time: 5.00pm until 9.00pm. Light refreshments then talk at 6.30pm
Venue: The Underhill Centre, St John's Church, Hedge End, SO34 4AF
Charles' talk explains the benefits of no dig, why it works, how to start and how to continue. Reduce your weeding, have more time for gardening. Illustrated with slides of Homeacres garden. It includes advice on making and using compost plus tips on easier ways to grow great veg, including propagation and picking.
Greenhouse for Sale
Greenhouse for sale: 1870mm x 1990 mm. No panes broken. New owner will need to dismantle and take away. Item will be available to be removed w/c 20 March 2017. Contact Steve on 07852 582822 for more information - it is also be possible to arrange site visit to view in advance.