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Open Gardens - 29th and 30th June

2pm to 5pm

As part of the Barton Open Gardens event the allotment plots will be open to visitors.  Plot holders will be available to talk about their plots and varied methods of growing vegetables, fruit and flowers.  Our new waterless toilet is also available for viewing and use!

Current plot holders are also encouraged to take advantage of this event and visit each others allotments to exchange ideas and pass on tips.

2024 Potato Challenge Judging - 22nd June

Hopefully everyone's potatoes are growing well!  Don't forget there are prizes to be won for the the heaviest single potato and the heaviest total yield.  

Judging will take place on 22nd June from 1.30 to 3.30 p.m. on Plot 15.  Potatoes must be presented for weighing still in the bag with the tops removed.  If you can't get there you can leave your bag with the tops cut off and clearly labelled at the top of Plot 15.

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Charles Dowding Newsletter - new season

As the new gardening season starts, we are pleased once again to have Charles Dowding's weekly newsletter on our website.   Lots of growing information and weekly job suggestions together with advice and information on No Dig gardening.  

You can find it on our website in the Plot Life section.  Just click on "Past Issues."

New growth on Hedge Boundary 

The work to complete the refurbishment of the Allotment site boundaries has now been completed thanks to the hard work of both committee members, plot holders and volunteers.

Much debris from both sides of the hedge has been cleared and many saplings planted to fill in the gaps.  The saplings planted during the autumn work are already showing good signs of growth as can be seen in the photograph.    

  

During the autumn, after over 10 years as Site Manager, Bob Papworth decided that he needed to hang up his wellies! Although he intends to continue helping out, he wanted to relinquish the role of Site Manager as it was becoming too time consuming. 

Over these past ten years Bob has worked tirelessly to maintain the upkeep of the entire site, undertaking a variety of tasks such as keeping the main shed and gates in good order and ensuring the drive was weed free and level. However, one of his most significant duties was monthly plot checks to assess whether plot holders were adhering to the society’s rules. This was no mean feat and often resulted in challenging circumstances to resolve.  

Bob always undertook his role with constant hard work, good humour and fairness. His oversight will be sorely missed!!

 

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During the autumn, after over 10 years as Site Manager, Bob Papworth decided that he needed to hang up his wellies! Although he intends to continue helping out, he wanted to relinquish the role of Site Manager as it was becoming too time consuming. 

Over these past ten years Bob has worked tirelessly to maintain the upkeep of the entire site, undertaking a variety of tasks such as keeping the main shed and gates in good order and ensuring the drive was weed free and level. However, one of his most significant duties was monthly plot checks to assess whether plot holders were adhering to the society’s rules. This was no mean feat and often resulted in challenging circumstances to resolve.  

Bob always undertook his role with constant hard work, good humour and fairness. His oversight will be sorely missed!!

 

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