It’s Bees’ Needs Week 2018

Bees' Needs Week 2018To find out more about what you can do to help bees and other pollinators visit Bees’ Needs Week 2018

There is something everyone can do, even if it’s just a corner of an allotment full of seasonal flowers throughout the spring, summer and autumn.

 

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Come and Join Us for Good Prices

Join tThe West Wylam Innhe Prudhoe Gardeners’ Association and get great prices on your garden input needs at The Hut.

Growmore, 6x fertiliser, Maxicrop liquid feed, calcified seaweed, bamboo canes, seeds and much much more.

Located behind the West Wylam Inn in Prudhoe, you will find our Trading Hut. Open Saturdays from 10am to Noon. Prudhoe Gardeners’ Association membership only £3/yr! And you don’t have to be an allotment holder to join, just a gardener.

A sample of our prices attached below:

  • Price List Weigh out goods – the fertilisers that we buy in bulk and split out ourselves
  • Price List PrePacks – the boxes and packets that we sell – Jeyes Fluid and Fumite Cones will be back in stock in the autumn when the greenhouses are emptied out and need cleaning ready for next year.

The Hedge On The Allotment

Hedge If your are one of our allotment holders and your allotment has a hedge then it’s your responsibility to trim it.

  1. Trimming means keeping it cut back outside your plot so that it doesn’t obstruct the path outside your plot. Remember that other people need to get to their plots.
  2. Trimming means cutting the top so that it doesn’t become too tall and keep the light out of other people’s plots – all plants need light to grow.
  3. Trimming means cutting the hedge inside so that you have the maximum growing space. 
  4. You are also responsible for making sure that the path passed your plot is clear of weeds and debris so that other people can use it. 

If you wouldn’t like your home hedge to look like the one at your allotment, then it’s time to be allotment proud and give that hedge a haircut. It’s brownie points at inspection time if the hedge is smart too.

 

Prudhoe Town Show 2018

Prudhoe Town Show 2017Prudhoe Town Show: Saturday 8th September and Sunday 9th September.

The schedule for the Prudhoe Town Show 2018 is available now! It’s being emailed out, posted out, hand delivered.Here it is ready for you to download and get your list of entries ready nearer the date. Prudhoe Town Show Schedule 2018

We look forward to seeing lots of new faces as well as old ones. Entries on Saturday by 12:00 and to be staged by 12:30

Prize money will be paid out from 2.00 pm on Sunday
Trophies will be presented at 2.45 pm on Sunday
All cut blooms will be sold by auction in aid of show funds
All other exhibits may be claimed between approximately 3.15 pm and 3.30 pm only on Sunday
Exhibits not lifted by 3.30 pm will be auctioned
Sale of exhibits will be at 3.30 pm on Sunday followed by the Raffle Draw

Gardening Advice Online

smiley vegFor those of you who would like to find out more about gardening and allotment growing in particular there are some well know UK sites which will probably answer most of your questions:

The Royal Horticultural Society is a source of much knowledge and information in the world of horticulture. Their free advice section is full of  useful knowledge on growing. Much as they would like you to join and have many ways to try and part you from your money, much information is provided free.

The Allotment and Gardens website is full of growing advice from month by month guides to videos, recipes, a chat and help forum and also a chicken and poultry section. There’s a monthly newsletter which you can sign up to which comes with offers and information.

Prudhoe Gardeners’ Association is a member of the National Allotment Society which has advice for allotment holders. This is a much more limited advice area as it is strictly for allotments but there is valuable information to be found there.

These sites are provided by people with a wide variety of information available, time and staff to present the information and the ability to keep up with changes in the legislation regarding such things as chemicals where there have been many changes in recent years.