Andy Howard of the Heritage Fruit Tree Company will be visiting East Ward on Sunday 8th of April. He will be giving a free advice/talk session from 10 til 11, and selling plants and accessories 11 til 12. A stock list will be available next week – if you are looking for something specific, please let him know in advance as he won’t be transporting his entire stock to us!
This is a great opportunity to ask your questions of a local fruit expert!
We will have a workparty on Saturday 7th April, for a spring tidy up of the site. We are planning to deal mainly with litter and brambles, so please bring gloves, secateurs, wheelbarrows, etc. Please come if you can, meet your fellow plotholders and spruce the place up a bit. No need to stay for the whole session if you don’t want to.
Come and buy your potatoes, onions, seeds, garlic, and have a chat with the people who are about to become our neighbours on the site behind the shop. As it’s the first week of March, we will now be open 10 til 12!
We have the following varieties:
First Earlies – Red Duke of York, Orla*
Second Early – Nadine
Salad – Charlotte, International Kidney
Main – Cara*, Desiree, King Edward, Stemster, Rooster
* Blight Resistant Varieties
They are priced at £1.10 / kg except for Rooster which is £1.50 / kg
We will have potatoes in stock in the shop from this Sunday. If however you want to buy all kinds of fancy ones, the Pennard Plants Potato Fair (organised in conjunction with Oxford and District Federation of Allotment Associations) is on TODAY at West Oxford Community Centre, 2pm til 7pm.
Children’s activities including a treasure hunt, plus stalls and guided walks at the nature reserve adjoining the allotments:
We have received a grant from the council to put in a few extra taps and waterbutts in between the ones we have. Currently there is an exploratory trench open on the top road (Howard St end). It is safely fenced off, but please do be aware of it. Other works, including trench digging, will be taking place on all three roads over the next few weeks, please go carefully and do not move the fences under any circumstances. If there is a problem, please contact the committee via email.
We look forward to shorter walks to the water sources this year!
We have just taken delivery of French Beans, Runner Beans, Broad Beans, Garlic, Onion Sets, Shallots, Peas and a variety of other seeds.
120 litre Water butts have been reduced to £22, so very good value!
Potatoes are due for delivery in the 3rd week of February