As well as causing us to reach for our (very fetching) thermals, the end of October heralds the beginning of November, and the onset of our winter opening hours. With immediate effect, the mad hutters will only be in attendance on Sunday mornings , 9.30 – 12.30, until the potato season kicks off towards the end of January. Needless to say, we will still be pleased to enjoy your company and custom, and the cake baking and tea brewing will be continuing, although you may well find us huddled together around the stove. As always, if visiting on a Sunday is a major problem for any of our members, please feel free to get in touch and we will see what we can do to help.
Speaking of potatoes, panic seems to have been spreading throughout the area following our failure, this year, to send out an order form. In case you are wondering, no – it is not too late to place an order. A form is available to download from the Society website, or you can place an order in person, on a Sunday.
Seed modules and root trainers: one of our members has discovered a company that supplies heavy duty plastic seed-raising modules and root trainers. They appear to be very durable and long lasting, although this is also obviously reflected in the price. As such, we are not in a position to hold a large stock, but thought that it would definitely be something that members would be interested in, with a view to reducing the amount of single use plastic in gardening. We would, however, be prepared to place a large order, and consequently negotiate a discount, if there are enough people wanting to purchase them through us. We have got a set of samples in the hut, if you want to have a look. Definitely a possibility for Santa to consider on your behalf, for you or for that special person in your life!
Hope that you didn’t get washed away last weekend, and trust that the coming frosts will improve your soil, and curb the enthusiasm of your slugs. And we obviously look forward to seeing you and your winter woollies soon.
(on behalf of the volunteer team)