Don’t forget, the shop is open 10-12 through March and April so you can buy your seed potatoes as well as many other Allotment Essentials!
Many of you will have noticed the enormous amount of work that has been done over the winter in Boundary Brook Nature Reserve. The EWAA management committee have been delighted to see things finally happening, and would like to express our appreciation of the hard work put in by the new OUWG team, as well as the City Council and BBOWT staff. Works will be ongoing, but a fantastic start has been made. We would encourage any interested plotholders to join the OUWG for only £5 (or £8 per family) to keep in touch with what’s happening on site and future events.
This excel spreadsheet from the Heritage Fruit Co contains a list of their current stock, pages Row 1 and Row 8 being apparently the most relevant to us. Please let Andy Howard know on email@example.com what you would like to order – some stock will also be available on the day.
Andy Howard of the Heritage Fruit Company will be with us on the morning of 30th March selling his fantastic fruit trees and bushes, and talking on fruit management. Watch this space for further details and a stock list for ordering in advance.
Date for your diaries: 8th June, the EWAA summer event! Mike Yeadon is organising, please contact him if you can help out:
CONTACT: MIKE 07876030756. firstname.lastname@example.org
We need: helpers to join the team, gazebos, food donations, raffle gifts and anything you think would add to having a great day.
The big white skip in the Children’s Allotment area behind our shop was paid for by that group and is for their use only. Please don’t dump rubbish in it. If you are responsible for the items already left in it and now in front of the shop please arrange to remove them from the site. Thanks.
Varieties for sale:
|Duke of York (First Early)|
|Colleen (First Early Blight Resistant)|
|Nadine (Second Early)|
|International Kidney (Salad)|
|Cara (Main Blight Resistant)|
|King Edward (Main)|
Pick ‘n Mix – £1.00/kg. Please bring your own bag(s)
If you have a pond on your plot or in your garden, this is for you! the PondNet Spawn Survey is collecting data on the breeding success of frogs and toads around the country, and they want to know about your pond. Download details and input your info here: https://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/pondnet/spawnsurvey2019/
We have just taken delivery of the following:
Garlic – Picardy Wight
Garlic – Solent Wight
Pea – Onward
Pea – Hurst Greenshaft
Pea – Oregon Sugar Pod
French Bean – Borlotti
Runner Bean – Enorma
Shallot – Red Sun
Onion – Sturon Globe
Onion – Karmen
BBOWT/OUWG are running a series of Hedge Laying and Coppicing courses at Boundary Brook Nature Reserve in February, open to all, and free. Click on link below for further details:
Boundary Brook Events Feb 2019
Happy New Year! It’s been good to see so many of you down on site getting things organised.
A reminder that while our shop reopens this Sunday from 11-12, the Pennard Potato Fair is on again in Oxford also on Sunday, 10.30 til 1.30 at the West Oxford Community Centre. 60+ varieties of seed potatoes to choose from and other items too