April Showers in March?

The gardening year is arriving rapidly! Our first show is just a month away (8th April) and our AGM is Sunday week (19th March). The calendar on our site should be showing all our upcoming events. An electronic copy of out 2017 & 2018 show booklet has been uploaded to the site (Look for “Competitions and Shows” in the site menu) but there are still plenty of printed copies available for free in the hut. We have big plans for 2017 and beyond – please do attend our AGM to find out more. Hope to see you there.


Winter EAP newsletter now available

The Ealing Allotment Partnership newsletter is now available.
Accompanying text follows:
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 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.

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 “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 allotmentstephen@gmail.com 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.