Allotment weather forecast

weather stone

Had to chuckle when this came up on another allotment website – obviously people didn’t always consult the Met Office.

Obviously you can get an up to date forecast by going to,  putting the name of your village or town in the box at the top and saving the link so that you can come back and check whether you will be rained off the allotment today. But that’s more serious ….

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Prudhoe Town Show 2018

Prudhoe Town Show 2017Prudhoe Town Show now has a Facebook page all to itself!

Preparations are in full swing.  The weekend of Saturday 8th September and Sunday 9th September has been booked at the Prudhoe United Services Club, off Front Street, Prudhoe.

The schedule of classes is being prepared and we will let you know as soon as it is available to be sent out, collected (quite free). A typical PGA Schedule 2015 is available here to give you some idea of the classes that we have – but we will update this as soon as there is a copy for 2018 from the printers.

If you would like to sponsor any of our classes or to offer prizes for the grand raffle that is held on the Sunday afternoon when cups and awards are made, please contact us.

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Bird Flu Restrictions 2017 – 2018

HensOn January 18th 2018 the following announcement was made by chief veterinary officer

“A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across the whole of England, Chief Veterinary  officer Nigel Gibbens has confirmed today.

This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures. It comes as 13 dead wild birds were confirmed to have the virus in Warwickshire.”

Necessary actions and background are found on this link. This applies to allotment holders who keep hens on their plots as well as to farmers, commercial livestock holders and home chicken keepers.

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Potato Days 2018

potatoesBorders Organic Gardeners say that this year’s Potato Day is on 4th March 2018. They  open the doors at Springwood Park, Kelso at 11 am and they start wrapping up at 3 pm. Entrance is £1.50 and children free.

There’s also a Green Fair including organic produce, crafts, information, plants, seeds and children’s activities.

As March is plenty early enough to start worrying about planting out up here, this is plenty early enough to pick up a few different seed spuds to try on the allotment.

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Newsletter January 2018

NewsletterIt’s 2018 and our first news  letter is now available for you to read.

Dig This – January 2018

We hope that you find it full of information that you can use. You will need Adobe Reader to open this – if you need to download a copy see

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