Mince pies at noon

See our recipe

See our recipe

On Sunday, 16th December at 12pm there will be mince pies and something mulled to drink in the big hut, or even outside if the promised sun appears.


So, you’re intending to check on your plot or collect vegetables, come along to celebrate nearing the end of 2012 and raise a mug for a more fruitful 2013.



Winter closing

The big shed will be open from 11am until 2pm as usual on Sunday but then will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period.  We’ll re-open in mid January, the exact date dependent on the weather.  Of course that doesn’t mean that all work need stop.  If you go to the allotment on a fine day, it’s quite likely that there will be other stalwarts there too.  The tool sheds will be open as usual and the key for the composting loo can be collected from, and returned to, the blue shed.  And, if we have snow, the allotment site looks magical.

A warm winter task

If you do visit over the holiday period, there is plenty that can be done.  We’ve recently had a delivery of wood chippings.

If you’d like a task to help keep warm, dig the path between your plot and the next, or even a section of the main path.  Try to get out all the weeds and level the soil.  Collect a couple of barrow loads of chippings to spread in an even layer over the path.  They’re conifer chippings so while they’re too acidic to use as mulch on vegetable beds they are excellent for paths.  The fact that they take a while to break down means that weeds are kept at bay for that bit longer.

Finally …

…for all those stalwarts I mentioned earlier, we’ll open for a food-sharing lunch at 1pm on January 6th!  We’ll send out a reminder in early January.

All good wishes