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.
61 days until British Summer Time starts.
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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
Large wheelbarrow - puncture-free tyre - new. £63Burnside 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. It sells essential supplies on weekend mornings during the spring and early summer months and is for the use of Burnside and Vinery Road tenants. It is staffed by volunteers.
For more information email the store manager
|Grow Organic 50L||£6.00|
|Multi-Purpose Compost 75L||£5.50|
|Peat Free Organic Compost 60L||£6.00|
|Tomorite Giant Deep Grow-Bag||£4.00|
|Bird Netting (4m wide - per m)||£1.50|
|Standard Insect Mesh1.3mm (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|
|Organic Slug Killer 650g||£4.00|
|125gsm weed control fabric (4m wide – per m)||£4.00|
|Garden twine (plastic)||£2.50|
|9 inch weed fabric staples||25p ea|
|Tomorite tomato Feed 1lt||£3.50|
|Maxicrop Organic Tomato Feed 1lt||£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 ea|
|30gsm Fleece (3m – per m)||50p ea|
|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|