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
The shop will be open this week and next, then we will take a break over Christmas and the New Year, re-opening on the 6th of Jan.
You’ll be wanting to be getting back to the allotment after all that indoor activitiy and in the nick of time the ODFAA seed potato day will also be on the 6th of Jan, 10.30 til 1.30 at West Oxford Community Centre with 60 varieties of potato and other fancy stuff for sale.
Thanks to everyone who helped on Saturday and Sunday to clear, clip and cut our way through undergrowth and rubbish!
The site is looking much improved and as a result of all the hard work, we have created a new access path to the social area on the middle road, cleared the car parks, and, cleared pathways.
Thanks also to the cake-makers who made this an enjoyable social event.
If you didn’t make it to a work party this year, do come along next time; it really is an enjoyable and rewarding way to spend a morning, and, you’ll get to know some fellow allotment members.
We have had a delivery of compost from the Oxford City Parks Department, with piles located at the top of each road. It’s £1.00 per barrowload. Please pay at the shop on Sunday, or put in an envelope with plot number on it, in the letterbox or under the door of the shop.
East Ward Allotments
The main entrance to East Ward Allotments is between 92 and 94 Cricket Road, opposite the entrance to Ridgefield Road.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or pop in to the shop by the main entrance between 11am and 12 on Sundays (Closed in August and at Christmas & New Year).
We will be holding two work parties on the 10th and 11th November. We will be putting in a new path from the top road through to the play area, plus tidying the car parks, and other jobs around the site. Please come along, meet your fellow plotholders and do your bit for the site we all share.