Compost & More

Our members John & Pat have kindly offered to organise a bulk order of compost and other supplies, for the coming season, from :-

You will see from the list below that the more we order the cheaper it could be for each member. It is important to place your order by emailing your specific requirements to:- events@hawkingeallotments.org.uk

The last date for orders is Wednesday 20th February, please include within your email the Product, Quantity, your Name & a Contact telephone no. Once the order has been received a further update will issued regarding payment & collection details.

  • Description Quantity UOM Unit Price £ Line Total £ VAT
  • Humax Compost Multipurpose 75lt 10 Bag 6.56 65.60 GBS
  • Humax Compost Multipurpose 75lt 45 Bag 4.54 204.30 GBS
  • Melcourt Horticultural Potting Grit 20kg 1 Bag 4.55 4.55 GBS
  • Melcourt Horticultural Potting Grit 20kg 10 Bag 3.44 34.40 GBS
  • Sinclair Perlite Standard 100lt 1 Bag 10.35 10.35 GBS
  • Sinclair Perlite Standard 100lt 10 Bag 9.32 93.20 GBS
  • Sinclair Fertiliser Growmore 25kg 1 Bag 16.49 16.49 GBS
  • Sinclair Fertiliser Growmore 25kg 10 Bag 15.05 150.50 GBS
  • Sinclair Vermiculite Medium 100lt 1 Bag 19.25 19.25 GBS
  • Sinclair Vermiculite Medium 100lt 10 Bag 17.88 178.80 GBS
  • 6X Pelleted Chicken Manure Fertiliser 8kg 1 Tub 8.13 8.13 GBS
  • 6X Pelleted Chicken Manure Fertiliser 8kg 10 Tub 6.50 65.00 BS

Please order soon, no late orders will be accepted.

Annual General Meeting

A SHORT REMINDER THAT THE AGM IS BEING HELD TOMORROW EVENING IN THE HAWKINGE FOOTBALL SPORTS PAVILLION WHICH IS LOCATED OFF THE OLD SERVICE ROAD FOR THE REFUSE CENTRE, (NOW FLISHERS).

THE BOTTOM GATE, OFF THE A259 WILL BE OPEN TO ALLOW ACCESS TO THE PAVILLION FROM 6:30PM AS THERE WILL BE FOOTBALL TRAINING ON THE FIELD AT THE SAME TIME. THERE SHOULD BE AMPLE PARKING FOR ALL.

THE AGM WILL COMMENCE AT 7:30PM AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVIALABLE FROM 7PM.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING AS MANY OF YOU THERE AS POSSIBLE.

NICK LORD, CHAIRMAN

Mole Hills

A good friend of the Society has laid some traps along the centre pathway at the allotments to try and catch some of the moles who are leaving their mark on several plots as well as the path.

Please be careful not to disturb them when walking along the paths and if you see any fresh mole hills please leave them in tact so that the mole catcher knows where to site and further traps.

Thanks

Seasons Greetings

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

To all our members and their families we wish you a very happy Christmas and hope that 2019 brings you the very best mix of sunshine and rain to make your crops grow!

Annual General Meeting

The date for the AGM is Wednesday 6th February 2019. This year we have decided to hold the AGM on a weekday evening and we have also changed the venue to The Hawkinge Football Pavillion which is located next to Hawkinge Cricket Club. The doors will open at 7pm and the meeting will start at 7:30 prompt. We look forward to seeing you there, there will be some light refreshments available.

By The Way

Please do not drive any vehicle down the Central Pathway at the allotments, it is not designed to support motor cars and will damage the pathway. If you have a requirement to move large quantities of materials to or from your plot, please contact the Site Manager and he will make appropriate arrangements to assist with moving materials without causing damage to the pathways. Thank you.

Nick Lord, Chairman

Polytunnel for Sale – Xmas Present ?

One of our retired members has a GROW IT heavy duty polytunnel for sale. It comes in its original packaging and was advertised at £160 in 2017. The item is up for sale now at a bargain price of just £50 . If you’ve thought about a polytunnel and not got around to it – this is a great deal, Christmas present for yourself maybe ?

Any member who is  interested should initially contact:-  treasurer@hawkingeallotments.org.uk 

This post will be updated with further details on the item when it becomes available.

Table Top Fair, Hawkinge Community Centre

This coming Sunday we will be having a table at the Indoor Boot Fair in the Community Centre to sell off some of the tools, equipment and plants that we have accumulated to raise money for the Society.

If you have anything that you wish to contribute that you think would be saleable, please bring it along to the allotments on Saturday afternoon, when we will be loading up ready for the seven o’clock start on Sunday morning.

The doors open at 7:30am on Sunday for the fair and if you want to pop along and see what we have on offer, we would be pleased to see you.

Nick (Chair) & Chris (Site Manager)

Potato Orders

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 ( treasurer@hawkingeallotments.org.uk) by the end of December, payment will be cash on delivery.  Delivery is due in January.