24 May 2020The Society Store is open once again, for online orders only.
24 May 2020The results of the last set of quizzes (week-ending 24th May 2020) and the next is now available.
22 May 2020Did you know May 23-31 is National Children’s Gardening Week?
11 May 2020New time-lapsed video of the night-life at Burnside.
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.
This coming week is National Children’s Gardening Week. See page 16 of the current issue of Allotment & Leisure Gardener, the NSALG magazine if you can get hold of it (Issue 2, 2020). This includes a link to a nice website – www.childrensgardeningweek.co.uk / fun-things-to-do which is full of lovely ideas for garden related activities for children.
We can’t hold communal activities under Covid-19 restrictions, which means there are no children’s gatherings on the site at the moment. But we thought it would be nice to mark National Children’s Gardening Week by inviting you to send photographs of your recent gardening and craft activities with the children. Please send them to email@example.com in the first instance and they will be uploaded to the website photograph gallery as soon as possible.
Happy gardening and crafting!
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.
63 days days since lockdown started.
This year's AGM is cancelled due to concerns over coronavirus
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.
24th May 2020: The store is open, once again, for online orders only.
The process for placing your orders is detailed below. Everything is being done to provide as good a service as possible, whilst minimising any potential risks to all concerned.
For more information email the store manager
|Grow Organic 50L||£6.00 Sold out|
|Blended Farmyard Manure 40L||£5.00|
|Multi-Purpose Compost 75L||£5.50|
|Peat Free Organic Compost 60L||£6.00 Sold out|
|Clover Peat Free Organic Compost 40L||£4.50|
|4 Plant Grow-Bag||£3.50 Sold out|
|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|
|Extra-strong woven rubbish sacks||£1.00 each|
|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 Sold out|
|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 Sold out|
|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|