Flooding at the allotments

flooding at Scruton allotments 2021

I attach photos of the terrible flooding we are experiencing again at the allotments. This is caused by flood water from Ham Hall Lane not draining properly, flooding the cricket pitch, tennis courts and the allotments.

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Greenhouse on offer

Greenhouse

Janet Crampton who lives in Scruton has a greenhouse she would like rid of. It’s a standard 8 ft x 12 ft, aluminium and glass and it’s all intact.

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Unwanted Seed

I have been sorting through my many packets of veg seed and have produced a box of seed for people to use or swap with their unwanted seed. I’ve placed it in the communal shed.  

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Manure

Manure pile with fork

The manure arrived yesterday and is behind the bonfire. For those new to the allotment, it is free to all allotment holders. Please consider others when taking your manure, so there is enough for everyone.

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Allotments BBQ & Potato Weigh-in

Mr Potato

The Allotment Association ended the growing season with a BBQ and official ‘weigh in’ of the potato competition (for the heaviest crop resulting from growing one potato in a bag). Weights ranged from 0.02 kg to 1.94kg but the young gardeners did well but 1st and 2nd places went to Chris Snell with 1.94kg and…

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Work party and offer of a greenhouse

It looks a good forecast for Saturday so we’ll go with 1 ‘o’ clock Saturday afternoon. If you can’t make, Saturday please trim your own hedge if you have one, or there are some clippings next to the dividing hedge, that can be moved to the bonfire site.

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Rotavators Fixed

large rotavator

Dear all, Thanks for the sterling efforts of John Vickers we have both the small and large rotovator working again. The ground is very hard at the minute so please you use the rotovators with care. Please don’t use them on un-dug soil until we’ve had some rain. Small rotovator We are waiting for some…

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