… but the Bank Holiday has been typically cool, my fleece and thermals have found their way back out of the cupboard, and my fingers have been hovering over the thermostat for the central heating. It certainly feels as though autumn is on the way, in spite of some of the papers promising us yet another heatwave. And all this can mean only one thing. It’s time to gather in the harvest AND start planning for next year!
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Buckets of potatoes are due for their grand weigh-in next Saturday, September 1st. If you have entered this new competition you should have received an email giving you details. However, we are aware that one or two entrants have slipped through the (inter)net, so if you have not heard from us please consider this to be your official summons. We will be eagerly manning the weighing scales from 9.30am until 12.30pm, and will make every effort to be fair and impartial. We will do our very best, also, to make allowances for the date, as long as we are informed. Please get in touch if you have any concerns about this.
At last – a delivery is expected on Friday September 7th. Fresh supplies of compost will be being heaved off the lorry, and we are pleased to invite you to come and join in the quaint Hagg Lane Allotment Society custom of trying to dodge the pallets. This will probably be followed by a game of “hunt the scissors” on Saturday. Seriously, please come to help if you can. 8.45am for 9am. Tea and cake will be provided to boost morale and energy levels. It never fails to be an enormously fun occasion, and, besides, we have never lost a volunteer…yet… Let us know if you can join us, or just turn up on the day if you find yourself free.
Autumn planting onions, garlic, peas and beans and green manure will be arriving with the delivery. Consequently, these will be available for purchase from Saturday September 8th.
An order form for next years potatoes is now available online and on paper (hopefully..) from September 1st.
The volunteer team are looking forward to seeing you again very soon, and trust that you have had a productive season on your plots and in your gardens.