Winter EAP newsletter now available

The Ealing Allotment Partnership newsletter is now available.
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Hello everybody,

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

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

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.

Happy reading,

Patrick Williams,
Newsletter Editor

The flyer for the incinerators is


January 2017 newsletter

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.

You can see all our recent newsletters via the “Reference…” menu.

Adventures of the Seed Detective – 21st Oct 2016

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
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 “”

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 or by texting 07970 868116

Horsenden Farm Apple Day Saturday 15 October 1pm-4pm

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.

Autumn Show 2016 Winners

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

Award Description Winner
The Morbey Trophy Winning exhibit in class 80 Eddie Weston
The Murray Trophy Highest points in show Colin Lathwell
Harvey Fruit Cup

Highest points in Fruit section

Rosemary Turnbull
Willoughby Garner Vegetable Cup

Highest points in vegetable section

Eddie Weston
Hunt Cup

Highest points in classes 1 – 46

Rosie Wilkshire
Virgo Dahlia Cup

Best exhibit in Dahlia classes

Not awarded
“Garden News” Challenge Shield

Best Horticultural exhibit

Eddie Weston
Frank Kemp Cup

Best exhibit in Floral Art

Roger Essex
Phyllis Cup

Highest points in Domestic section

Rosemary Turnbull
Willoughby Garner Plots Cup

Winner of Plots competition

Alicia Stachowicz
Worshipful Company of Gardeners Diploma

Best exhibit in classes 1 – 46

Colin Lathwell
NCS Certificate

Highest points in Chrysanthemum classes

Not awarded
NDS Bronze Medal Certificate

Highest points in Dahlia classes

Not awarded
NVS Medal

Best exhibit in Vegetable section

Eddie Weston
Worshipful Company of Gardeners Certificate

Highest points in Floral Art

Roger Essex
HAAGA Diploma

Best exhibit, Domestic

Sarah McCormack
Cumulative Awards

Award Description Winner
The John Barker Memorial Trophy

Highest aggregate points in Vegetable classes at Summer & Autumn shows

Colin Lathwell

Banksian Medal (RHS)

Most prize money in all 3 shows

Rosie Wilkshire
The Horsenden Plaque

Highest aggregate points in the Horticultural classes at all 3 shows

Colin Lathwell

The HAAGA Candlestand

Highest aggregate points in the Floral Art section at all 3 shows

Sindy Bray

The Lawrie Ellis Domestic and Handicraft Cup

Highest aggregate points in Domestic/Handicrafts at all 3 shows

Rosemary Turnbull

The Nan Ellis Challenge Cup for Young People

Highest aggregate points in Young Persons classes at all 3 shows

Sofia Diaz

The Harry Greenway Challenge Cup

Highest aggregate points in specified classes at all 3 shows

Colin Lathwell

Just opened
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Arts and crafts for our community plot
Autumn Show 2016 (8)

More Winners
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One of our very own “star bakers”
Autumn Show 2016 (1)

Prize winning bakes and cakes
Autumn Show 2016 (2)

Autumn Show 2016 (3)

The silverware gets a final spit and polish.
Autumn Show 2016 (4)