Emsworth Horticultural Society

The Hut

Washington Road Allotments, Emsworth PO10 7NN Click here to view the map

Last Updated 21st September 2018

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Onion   sets   which   can   be   planted   in   autumn   have   been   treated   to   mature   about   3   weeks   earlier   than   the traditional   spring   planted   varieties.      This   year   we   have   Electric   (red)   and   Radar   (white).      The   garlic   we   are stocking    is    the    very    reasonably    priced    Marco.        We    also    have    fresh    stocks    of    the    hardy    broad    bean, Aquadulce. Our   most   popular   item   in   autumn   is   the   ground   cover   sheeting   ‘mypex’   in   widths   of   one   and   two   metres.      It   is made   of   woven   plastic   which   lets   water   through   whilst   suppressing   weed   growth.      Other   things   you   might   find useful   are   plant   protection   net   to   keep   pigeons   off   your   leafy   crops   and   the   organic   fertiliser   bonemeal   which will encourage root growth in all plants including the grass in your lawn.  For   cuttings,   seeds   and   repotting   we   have   a   range   of   composts   and   pots.      For   £1   you   can   buy   ten   sturdy round   three   inch   terracotta   (colour)   plastic   pots.      Currently   we   are   trying   to   find   a   new   source   of   square   black F9 pots which have sold out. Don’t   forget   that   after   December   9 th    2018   we   are   closed   until   6 th    January   2019,   otherwise   open   Sunday mornings from 10 – 12noon. Lyn Davies .
Autumn Offers at the Hut, 2018
Emsworth Horticultural Society
Spring   and   seed   sowing   might   seem   far   away,   but   now is   the   time   to   start   planning.      As   in   previous   years,   we invite   you   to   order   your   seeds   through   the   EHS   and get   a   discount   of   up   to   40%   available   as   a   voucher   to spend    at    the    hut.        Kings    have    a    wide    range    of vegetable,     herb     and     flower     seeds.          Pick     up     a catalogue   and   order   form   from   the   hut   now,   and   make sure your order is handed in by 20 th  January 2019.
Discounted seeds from Kings – pick up a catalogue and order now!
Geoff White. Geoff,   who   used   help   at   the   Hut   sadly   died   recently.      His   allotment   at   Washington   Road was   beautifully   productive   and   he   was   well   liked   for   his   friendly,   kind   and   helpful   nature. He will be missed.  Our sympathies go to his family. Help needed at the Hut. We’ve   lost   a   few   stalwart   helpers   this   year   and   are   looking   for   new   volunteer   cashiers and   servers.   Cashiers   write   out   the   orders,   handle   money   and   enrol   new   members.     Servers   collect   from   the   shelves,   measure   textiles,   weigh   out   non-chemical   products and   lift   and   carry   items   (up   to   25kg)   to   cars   if   needed.      Knowledge   of   horticulture   and products   is   helpful   too.      If   you   are   interested   or   would   like   to   know   more   please   make yourself    known    at    the    hut,    or    contact    Lyn    Davies    on    01243    373810    or    email emshorticultural@gmail.com.
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