No fires please!

Everything is very dry and crispy at the moment, and this evening’s sprinkling of rain, though welcome, won’t do much to change that. Any fire started now has far too high a risk of spreading across the site, over or under ground. Therefore please do not light any fires or barbecues on site until further notice.

Thank you,

EWAA Committee


The skip is now full. 

Please do NOT bring any more rubbish other than metal. Metal ONLY can be left in the marked area for collection.

Massive THANK YOU to everyone who helped manage the skip  especially our chief ‘skipper’ (you know who you are!)

Plants to attract bees

Wild bees and other insects will pollinate your crops, but they need pollen and nectar to keep them going until your plants start flowering, and afterwards until the queens go into hibernation in the autumn, You can find a list of some flowering plants and shrubs that are useful to bee, compiled by one of our members here.  The important thing to remember is that double flowers and other highly bred garden varieties are unlikely to be good for wildlife because they either have no pollen or nectar or it is too difficult to get at. Many wild flowers could be added to the list from your own observations as to what you see bees feeding on. Dandelions are especially rich in bee food so do let them flower before you dig them up.

If you’d like to do more, the Wildlife Trusts have lots of useful information about wildlife friendly gardening at

EWAA SHOP – open this Sunday

10:00-12:00 Sunday 22nd May

There are some top quality non-perishable products in the EWAA Shop that you might be looking for now that the growing season is in full swing.

  • Canes – sturdy bamboo in four different lengths: 4ft, 6ft, 7ft, 8ft
  • Compost – for sowing seeds, and for planting
  • Volcanic rock dust, Calcified seaweed, Bonemeal, Garden lime, Compound fertiliser with magnesium, Biochar, Sulphate of potash, Tomato feed, Sharp sand
  • Netting – Green pea netting, Black nylon butterfly netting, Enviromesh fine crop cover
  • Horticultural fleece
  • Mypex – woven plastic ground cover, 3.3M wide
  • Black plastic
  • Chicken wire
  • Timber – for raised beds & shed repairs
  • Wood preserver
  • Garden string
  • Polytunnel repair tape
  • Animal repellent

The SKIP is back!

A skip for the disposal of bulky rubbish is outside the shop for the use of all EWAA plotholders. It is for large items which are difficult to dispose of. Space is limited, so please try to take rubbish home, especially soft plastics which can be recycled in the blue bins as part of domestic waste collection.
Please bring any of the following rubbish for disposal and put it next to the skip in the designated area:
– glass and perspex – treated wood ( painted or varnished)- hard plastic – metal 
The skip is expensive and for that reason, volunteers are packing the skip to maximize space. 
Please DO NOT BRING:- Organic waste ( grass clippings/ leaves/ wood). This should ideally be composed on plots.-soft plastic e.g plastic bags – paint- rubbish from outside the allotment
Thanks for your cooperation!

Allotment inspection coming up: 30th April

Reminder to get ready for the SPRING INSPECTION 30th of April

We celebrate the wide variety of cultivation styles and the number of creative and
productive plots at EWAA. However, if plots are not being actively cultivated, please
remember that there are currently over 60 people on the waiting list for a plot!
This is a gentle reminder that everyone needs to keep their plot cultivated.
Happy spring planting!