Corona Virus

Sadly, the Coronavirus Pandemic has forced us to cancel the Plant Sale this year. Inevitably, this will mean a huge reduction in income for us this year as this is our biggest fundraiser.
 Social distancing restrictions and a reduction in the number of volunteers meant that fewer seeds were sown and after the lockdown no more seeds were planted. There are a few flowers such as petunias as well as chilli plants, peppers and some leeks, which are sown early. We hope to be able to offer these during May.
It’s not too late to sow your own seeds. The large seed companies are offering some vegetable seeds on line and Franchi Seeds also have some availability. Sutton Seeds offer a discount to FHS members with the code GS1052F, which gives 50% off seeds and 15% off plants. Ebay may also be another source of seeds as are some supermarkets.

At Gordon Road members are adhering to the procedures that help to keep us all safe and some of these will be helpful at Brent Way and Nethercourt Allotments.

  • Keep the gate locked at Gordon Road – we always get one or two visitors when the gates are left open, which is not safe at the current time
  • social distancing at 2 metres or more
  • wearing gloves for opening the gate
  • wearing gloves when using the compost loo 
  • wearing gloves when using the wheelbarrows
  • wearing gloves when using the water taps
  • use sanitiser gel before entering the site and on the site
  • wash your hands when you get home
  • bring a flask if you want a hot drink 
  • don’t come to the allotments if you or someone at home thinks they have the virus

Plotholders should note the guidance from the National Allotment Society