After the success the blight resistant potatoes over the last couple of years we plan to order more for sale to members this year. The cost for these highly blight resistant potatoes is £1.75/kg. We are trying 2 different varieties this year as well as Kifli.
The 3 varieties available are:
Sarpo Kifli – Salad potato – creamy waxy potato. Sown as early main crop but will produce salad potatoes all season.
Sarpo Axona – Red maincrop (Aug to late Oct). It produces high yields of big regular tubers. Ideal for baking, mashing and roasting.
Sarpo Una –2nd Early (Jul – early Oct) Multipurpose variety which can produce nice waxy salad potatoes if harvested early or can be left in ground for a heavy crop of baking potatoes.
There is a lot more information on the Sarpo varieties on the SKEA website http://potatohouse.co.uk. Please let Dawn know your requirements ( email@example.com) by the end of December, payment will be cash on delivery. Delivery is due in January.
Sunday 5th August 2018
10am until Midday
A reminder that we will be open for refreshments this coming Sunday, the usual tea, coffee and cake will be available for anyone who has the time for a break and a natter. Hope to see you then!
Here are the results from the Best Plot competitions that were judged a couple of weeks ago and the winners announced at our
OPEN DAY yesterday.
For a reminder of the voting criteria, click on the following link:
CRITERIA FOR ALLOTMENT PLOT JUDGING
Our President, Eileen preparing the Shop for the Open Day.
Best Full Plot
Winner – Alan Court, Plot 37, score of 130 points
Runner-up – Keith Sinden, Plot 12, score of 117 points
Third place – John Meloy, Plot 17, score of 113 points
Best Half Plot
Winner – John Charlton, Plot 4, score of 104 points
Runner-up – Vicky & Rod Parker, Plot 24, score of 102 points
Third place – Elizabeth Bears. Plot 35, score of 102 points
Winner – Elizabeth Bears, Plot 35, score of 102 points
Runner-up Michael Coldwell, Plot 18, score of 95 points
The winner of the Best Plot voted for by the visitors yesterday was:
Keith Sinden on Plot 12 (our judges choice for 2nd place, and last year’s Best Full Plot winner)
The winner of the Recycled Art Competition also voted for by the visitors was:
Steve on Plot 9
Our thanks to everyone who took part in all of the competitions and yesterday at the Open Day.
Our Site Manager, Chris, found he had the wrong set of spectacles when he arrived home yesterday, if you have picked up his and left yours, please could you email him at
Please be aware that the judging of the plots this year, for our annual competition, will take place during the week commencing the 25th June. As is usual, all plots will be examined by our independent judges. (Unless you’ve previously requested exclusion from the competition). The Judges will of course need to gain access to each members plot to closely examine the crops. (The full judging criteria can be found within the documentation section of this site.) Finally, the results will be announced during the open day on the 8th July. Keep it looking its best and Good Luck.
April’s Coffee Morning is next Sunday 8th April from 10 o’clock until midday. We moved it from the first Sunday in the month because of Easter, future coffee mornings are always the first Sunday of the month. Therefore , May’s coffee morning will be 6th May! All the details of this and other events can be found in the Events & Social Calendar.
There is also a Working Party this coming weekend . Following the success of our Working Party in February we are now running Working Parties on both days at the weekends. So if you can come on either day, all volunteers will be most welcome and the kettle in the Clubhouse will reward you! Start time on both days is 10:00am.
We would also like to remind you of our trip to RHS Wisley in June. The cost (£15) is purely to cover the coach, entry is free as members of the Society. Offer is now open to members, their family and friends. Full details are in this link to our poster
or from firstname.lastname@example.org
Spaces are limited, so please do book early.
A short reminder that our first Coffee Morning of the year is being held this coming Sunday, 4th March from 10:00am until Midday. We obviously have no idea what the weather will be doing by then, but you can be assured of a warm welcome, hot tea and coffee and a bacon buttie to cheer you!
One important fact you need to be aware of, is that the codes for the gates will be changed during the course of the Coffee Morning. An email with the new code will be sent to you separately later in the week. If you have any problems with the gate and the padlocks please contact a member of the committee.
Nick Lord, Chairman.