The Ealing Allotment Partnership newsletter is now available.
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The winter edition of the newsletter is attached. I would particularly draw your attention to the update on the current threat to build on Northfields allotments. Christina Fox, the chair of their local allotment association, explains how we as fellow-allotmenteers can help in the fight against this proposal. This is not the first threat of development on allotment land in Ealing and it is unlikely to be the last. Next time it may be your site and as such rallying round and supporting Northfields is in all our interests! So please sign up to their petition on http://www.ealingdean.co.uk/
Other items include news on a joint EAP-Council initiative to fund composting toilets on Ealing allotment sites, information on entry to the allotment section of the coming year’s Ealing-in-Bloom competition plus the usual site profile and local association news.
For those who would prefer a Word copy of the newsletter, it is available for download from the EAP website at http://www.ealingallotmentspartnership.co.uk/index.php/news/26-eap-newsletter
Finally, Ascott have a supply of very reasonably priced oil-drum incinerators – click on the attachment for details and if possible put a copy of the flyer up your site noticeboard for others to see.
The flyer for the incinerators is
This issue includes reminders about 25% or Thompson & Morgan seeds with no postage charges but you’ll need to get your orders in by 22nd Jan so get your skates on. The recently arrived potatoes are going fast. There’s details of our upcoming shows, site news and much more.
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We have received notification of the talk advertised below organised by the Billet Hart Allotment Association (Hanwell) which some of you might like to attend.
Adam Alexander has been involved with gardening his whole life and is a passionate advocate of saving, growing and sharing rare, endangered and delicious heritage vegetables.
This talk, to be held at the William Hobbayne Hall in St Dunstan’s Rd, Hanwell on 21st Oct 2016 is intended to be the first of a series of occasional talks organised by the Billets Hart Allotment Association
A video is available on Youtube. Simply search “Adventures of The Seed Detective”. Adam also has a website “veggingoutwithadam.com”
The doors will open at 7pm and tickets will include a glass of wine (or soft drink) with the talk starting at 7.30pm. The talk will be about an hour long and will be followed by a Q & A after which more wine will be available.
Tickets are £7 and available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting 07970 868116
As an association we are keen on supporting local events that are community focused and particularly ones that have a common interest. Horsenden Hill Farm is holding an Apple Day on Saturday 15th October where you can go along and taste freshly squeezed apple juice from the orchard along with other local crafts and activities! Hope you can pop along and support it.
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We had a great show. Thanks to all that helped out and took part. Special thanks to Pam for her planning and organisational skills. Here’s a list of the winners and some pictures from the day.
|Autumn Show Winners
|The Morbey Trophy
||Winning exhibit in class 80
|The Murray Trophy
||Highest points in show
|Harvey Fruit Cup
||Highest points in Fruit section
|Willoughby Garner Vegetable Cup
||Highest points in vegetable section
||Highest points in classes 1 – 46
|Virgo Dahlia Cup
||Best exhibit in Dahlia classes
|“Garden News” Challenge Shield
||Best Horticultural exhibit
|Frank Kemp Cup
||Best exhibit in Floral Art
||Highest points in Domestic section
|Willoughby Garner Plots Cup
||Winner of Plots competition
|Worshipful Company of Gardeners Diploma
||Best exhibit in classes 1 – 46
||Highest points in Chrysanthemum classes
|NDS Bronze Medal Certificate
||Highest points in Dahlia classes
||Best exhibit in Vegetable section
|Worshipful Company of Gardeners Certificate
||Highest points in Floral Art
||Best exhibit, Domestic
|The John Barker Memorial Trophy
||Highest aggregate points in Vegetable classes at Summer & Autumn shows
|Banksian Medal (RHS)
||Most prize money in all 3 shows
|The Horsenden Plaque
||Highest aggregate points in the Horticultural classes at all 3 shows
|The HAAGA Candlestand
||Highest aggregate points in the Floral Art section at all 3 shows
|The Lawrie Ellis Domestic and Handicraft Cup
||Highest aggregate points in Domestic/Handicrafts at all 3 shows
|The Nan Ellis Challenge Cup for Young People
||Highest aggregate points in Young Persons classes at all 3 shows
|The Harry Greenway Challenge Cup
||Highest aggregate points in specified classes at all 3 shows
Arts and crafts for our community plot
One of our very own “star bakers”
Prize winning bakes and cakes
The silverware gets a final spit and polish.