Have a trailer load (6′ X 3″) of horse manure delivered directly to your plot.
Cost is £25 with proceeds going towards HACA funds.
Contact Terry to discuss / order.
Facebook post – here
As some will already know I am a no dig fan. If this is something that interests you here is a
Beginners Guide by Charles Dowding
A large part of no dig’s success is to do with the relative absence of weeds. You save so much time, and are free to be more creative, with less of the constant need to weed. Incidentally I love wild areas and buzzing wildlife, but am not a fan of weeds in the veg patch or flower borders. They can easily go from just a few, to swamping all other growth, especially new sowings and plantings. No dig makes it possible to enjoy a clean garden with mixed plantings, beautiful and productive, full of wildlife too – especially in the soil.
There are always a few new weeds, from seeds blowing in or brought in with composts, and they need removing by hand when small, or hoeing off as tiny seedlings. It is a little and often approach. Vegetable growing is bountiful and easier when weeding is just a small issue, still necessary but taking less time.
Printed here with permission from Charles Dowding
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Another pest to identify and control.
The brown marmorated stink bug has arrived in the UK, threatening fruit and vegetable crops during summer and heading inside people’s homes during winter.
Native to China, Japan and Korea, brown marmorated stink bugs are fast-breeding insects that come in various shades of brown and grow up to 1.7 centimetres. They get their name from the foul smell they exude when they feel threatened.
Using wood chips for mulching is free and so easy to prepare.
Why not take advantage of the free material available at Humber Avenue Allotments.
Have a look at this link to find out more.
All Humber Avenue plot holders are invited to a “Meet the Committee” weekend of the 23rd and 24th of October between 10 am and 12am.
Humber Avenue Community Allotments – Humber Avenue, Worthing, BN133NN.
Tea, biscuits and breakfast rolls available.
This informal event is intended to address any questions arising from self-management and to generally get to know each other.
All are very welcome.
Peter Bereton, Chairperson.
We are building a library of photographs which we will use on our website. If you have any photographs of plot-holders (get permission please) or the allotment in general please send then to the webmaster
Please give your images a unique title so as to avoid confusion.
You may add a short caption if you wish.
The wasp spider is a very large, colourful spider that has recently arrived in the UK from the continent and has slowly spread over the south of England. It builds large orb webs in grassland and heathland, and attaches its silk egg-sacs to the grasses. The web has a wide, white zig-zag strip running down the middle, known as a ‘stabilimentum’, the function of which is unclear.
Mating is a dangerous game for males; they wait at the edge of the web until the female has moulted into a mature form, then take advantage of her jaws being soft and rush in to mate. However, many males still get eaten during this time.
Delivery of organic matter in the form of grass has resumed. Leaves will follow.
All courtesy of GreenserveGM. www.greenservegm.co.uk
Please do not deposit any other materials in the bays.