Introducing our new gardeners…
Slow worms (Anguis fragilis) are being introduced into the Allotment and we hope that they will find companionship and mating friendships with us.
Slow worms are a perfect addition to have in your allotment as they eat garden pests including slugs. They also rely on insects, spiders, snails and earthworms.
As slow worms eat slugs, it’s really important that you don’t use toxic (metaldehyde) slug controls in the allotment. Such toxic controls are not available at our shop.
The Gore Brook
From time to time the Gore Brooke, which runs through the allotment, will flood. We are, after all, situated on a flood plain!
However, this useful link will you take directly to the Brighton Grove debris screen’s level monitoring meter. This is situated alongside the allotment. Reference to the meter levels will be helpful from to time. Visit: Gore Brook water levels
The Department of Environment has more useful information on flooding preparations.
Seed Swap Services
If you save seed and would like to swap your seeds then the website below (a seed swapping on line site) may be what you are looking for:
Garden Organic offers a similar Heritage Seed Library swapping service for members. Taking part will entitle you to receive about six heritage seed varieties each year. https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/hsl
ITEMS TAKEN ON CREDIT WILL NOW BE PAYABLE WITHIN 28 DAYS
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FAO All plotholders: Water Conservation Measures
It is the responsibility of all plot holders to take the correct measures in ensuring water consumption is kept to the minimum as detailed in the Green book Schedule 2: Rule 21 – hosepipes should not be fitted to taps administered by the Council. However, the council will permit use of hosepipes to fill water containers for allotment purposes. Tenants must not water crops directly from a hosepipe. If you are found doing so, you may lose your tenancy.
Please read this link Manchester City Council