November 2021

Below is an extract from our November 2021 Newsletter. To see a full copy of the Newsletter please click on the link in the righthand column.


One of the most valuable lessons I have learnt in my 40 odd years of tending to my allotment is whatever you take out of the soil needs to be put back. Now is the time for some winter preparation on your soil. The trading centre has a good supply of the ever-popular composted stable manure, a limited amount of Country Natural farmyard manure, 3 bags for the price of 2. A wide range of multi-purpose compost, including reduced peat and peat free are available, all sold in different sized bags. A varied range of fertilizers are sold in 3 kilo bags. Lime is usually added in winter for annual crops, such as vegetables, just prior to digging, as the lime can take effect over the winter months and will not damage young growth.

Despite the current restrictions and problems with the supply chain, the trading centre team have worked tirelessly to maintain stocks as much as possible. Please check us out first before you make that visit to the garden centre. You could be pleasantly surprised at the variety of items stocked and if you wanted that special item just inquire and it could be added to a list for future purchases. Following an incident with three frisky foxes having a good time running up the side and the roof of my polytunnel I was in desperate need of chicken wire. Lo and behold it was in stock, the right amount was cut, two rolls were carried up to my plot and I was able to put up a barricade that very afternoon to stop further damage.

The trading centre is an integral part of our society; it brings in much needed funds for improvements. Please do continue to support us.


We are pleased to announce that hot food will begin to be served from the 1st November at £2.50 per portion.

Soon you will be able to pay for your food using a card reader, making it easier (and safer) for staff and customers.