29 Mar 2020 - Burnside and Vinery Road Allotment Society Leading The Way
The NSALG has identified this Society's processes for running the Store in these difficult times as a template for all societies to follow. Well done Andy K for showing the way.
27 Mar 2020 - The Hayley Wood Nature Reserve sale, scheduled for 10th and 11th April, has been cancelled.
26 Mar 2020 - Burnside water troughs are back in action for the summer
For many years, Trevor Taylor, the Society's Honorary President, produced a regular allotment newsletter called Weeder’s Digest, which usually included growing tips, general allotment news and recipes. Here is our equivalent.
This page is an at-a-glance view of what is new, what is happening and, hopefully, what is interesting in the world of allotmenteering and of the Society. If there is anything you think we should be talking about, or anything you would like to contribute, let us know.
The Society page contains important documentation and details of your committee representatives.
Tips, recipes, personal experiences - all here
We always like to record events, people, plots, and the changing of the seasons in photographs. If you have any you'd like to display, let the webmaster know.
This year's AGM is cancelled due to concerns over coronavirus
Burnside troughs refilled from Thursday 26th March
Burnside Store open from Sunday 22nd March, online orders only.
The Society runs a Store, open now to early summer, selling allotment essentials at low prices.
This year, while coronavirus is a threat, only online orders will be taken.
If you have any dates you would like us to put in the diary, email the webmaster
|This year's AGM, scheduled for Wednesday 22nd April, is cancelled due to concerns over coronavirus|
|The Society's store at Burnside is open from March 22nd for online orders only. Click here for more details.|
Burnside's troughs were cleaned and refilled for summer on Thursday 26th March. Please read and follow the instructions shown on notices attached to the side of each trough, regarding their use.
The following are links to external web sites. Clicking on a link will open a new page and take you automatically to the site. We do not monitor these links and you follow them at your own risk. Please let us know if you think that a link is inappropriate.
If you have a favourite site which you think would interest others, please email
The NSALG has an active site with all sorts of useful tips and advice.
This is the place for all your allotment-related needs and offers. These can be anything from help, to equipment, to sheds and greenhouses, through to plants and produce.
Email the webmaster to post a notice, including what it is you are offering or want, a price, if appropriate, and how you may be contacted. Attach a photo if you would like that to be shown.
Aprons, lovingly hand-made by Jill from Burnside. Available from the Store for a minimum donation of £3Burnside Store29/04/2019
Yellow plastic trug - new. £9.50Burnside Store14/07/2018
Folding barrow - as new. £20Burnside Store14/07/2018
Builder's wheelbarrow - new. £50Burnside Store14/07/2018
The store is located at the Burnside entrance to the Burnside site. It was revamped in 2017.
30 March 2020: The Store is not open for face-to-face business, and online ordering has now been suspended for a few weeks but we aim to reinstate it later in the season.
For more information email the store manager
|Grow Organic 50L||£6.00|
|Blended Farmyard Manure 40L||£5.00|
|Multi-Purpose Compost 75L||£5.50|
|Peat Free Organic Compost 60L||£6.00|
|Clover Peat Free Organic Compost 40L||£4.50|
|4 Plant Grow-Bag||£3.50|
|Miracle Gro All Purpose Liquid Plant Food 1L||£4.00|
|Bird Netting (4m wide - per m)||£1.50|
|Standard Insect Mesh 1.3mm (3.6m wide - per m)||£4.00|
|Fine Insect Mesh 0.6mm (3.6m wide - per m)||£4.50|
|MDPE pipe for netting loops (25mm - per m)||£1.00|
|125gsm weed control fabric (4m wide – per m)||£4.00|
|Garden twine (plastic)||£2.50|
|6 inch weed fabric staples||20p ea|
|Tomorite tomato Feed 1L||£3.50|
|Maxicrop Organic Tomato Feed 1L||£6.25|
|Garden Twine (green)||£1.75|
|Garden Twine (brown)||£2.00|
|Extra Thick Bamboo Canes 8ft||£2.50|
|Thick Bamboo Canes 8ft||80p ea|
|Bamboo Canes 6ft||40p ea|
|Bamboo Canes 4ft||25p ea|
|Security clutch screws – prevent shed hinge removal||10p ea|
|Permanent marker for plant labels||£2.50|
|150mm white plant label x10||20p|
|17gsm Fleece (1.5m – per m)||20p|
|30gsm Fleece (3m – per m)||50p|
|Rock Dust 20kg||£10.00|
|Rock Dust 5kg||£3.00|
|OSMO PRO 4 Organic fertiliser 1kg||£1.50|
|Fish, Blood and Bone 1kg||£1.00|
|Chicken Pellets (6X) 1kg||£1.50|