Allotment Newsletter – call for news items / dates of interest

Hello,

If you have anything you’d like included in our newsletter, including dates of interest, please do email us by end of July.

Thanks!

 

Harvest BBQ – photographic competition

Hello,

The Stuart Road Allotment Harvest BBQ will be held on Saturday September 9th. Save the Date!

This your early warning for the HARVEST BBQ PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION. There are three categories:

  • PLOTS
  • PEOPLE
  • PRODUCE

Details of how to enter will be on the newsletter (out soon-ish!). But in the meantime, dust off your cameras and start shooting. Pictures that is.

RHS Wisley Trip this SATURDAY 24th

Hello,

If you have your name down for the RHS Wisley Trip and cannot attend, please do let us know! We have a Reserves List for empty seats on the coach.

There are notices on the gates about where and when to meet, so please do read them and take note!

News from National Allotment Society

Please find attached a link to the NAS Newsletter.

http://mailchi.mp/nsalg/news-from-the-national-allotment-society?e=e4a3ca1a56

Helpers needed for our stall at the Nunhead Cemetery Open Day 20th May

Hello,

Helpers Needed!

We need some helping hands at the Stuart Road Allotment Stall at the Nunhead Cemetery Open Day. The stall raises money for the Social Fund – which funds the annual BBQ and RHS coach trips.

We would love to have some volunteers and helping hands for the day – even for an hour, it would be a great, great help.The Open Day is brilliant, and helping with the stall is a hoot. It would be great to see you there.

If you are interested, or would like to find out more, please email stuartroadallotmentsociety@gmail.com with your contact details and availability  – and we will contact you with details about the day.

The Nunhead Cemetery Open Day is being held on Saturday 20th May, and runs from 11am to 5pm.

ANOTHER CALL FOR Plant and Seedling Donations

All happily accepted!

If you have any excess seedlings and plants, the Social Committee are happy to accept donations, so we can sell on at the Nunhead Cemetery Open Day on the 20th May. This sale raises money for the Annual Allotment Summer BBQ and the RHS bus trips.

If you do have any, and if Richard isn’t around, please drop them into Polytunnel 2 (the polytunnel on the right). There is a little sign indicating where the donated plants can be dropped off.  Please don’t forget to identify the plants you are donating!

General sales of seedlings from the polytunnel starts in earnest after the Cemetery Open Day.

New Zealand Flatworm

It has been advised that New Zealand Flatworms have been found on the allotment. Please find information regarding invasive flatworms below. This has been taken from the RHS website:

  • New Zealand flatworm and Australian flatworm: they have been established in Britain for more than 40 years and are causing concern as they feed exclusively on earthworms. In some parts of Britain and Ireland they have reduced the earthworm population to very low levels, with consequent adverse effects on soil quality and the native animals that also prey on earthworms. The New Zealand flatworm is mainly found in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England while Australian flatworm is most frequent in south west England

ACTION: Gardeners who have either species of flatworms should avoid moving soil, compost or rooted plants from their gardens to other areas that are currently free of flatworms.

Additional information can be found on the Open Air Laboratories website – as they are hosting a survey on their distribution.

https://www.opalexplorenature.org/nzflatworm

The advice sheet is also attached:

New Zealand Flatworm Advice Sheet