Tree Survey
We have recently carried out a comprehensive survey of trees on the site, identifying those that are overhanging plots along the site boundary and causing problems, and oversized fruit and other trees on plots.  We are drawing up a plan of work for the overhanging trees with our regular tree surgeon, Richard.  Please will all tenants check whether any trees on their plot exceed the maximum allowed height of 3 – 4 metres (specified in your tenancy agreement), and if they do, make a plan to get them pruned asap.  If you are unsure when to prune, look at these links to the Woodland Trust or the Orchard Project advice.  And if your trees are too tall to do yourself, get in touch with us at and we can help put you in touch with the tree surgeon to quote for the work required. 
For those who have placed a manure order with Bruno, the deliveries will run on 3 days: Tues 12th, Wed 13thand Thurs 14th October.  NO PARKING in the trading shed yard on these days.  There will be no deliveries to the ‘parking bay’ at the far end of the Wood Vale track due to theft problems last year.  NOTE: the manure is ONLY for those tenants who have placed an order.
We are continuing to investigate the drainage problem that is flooding the Wood Vale track.  We may have to turn off the water earlier than usual at this end of the site to test whether the water is coming from a pipe or an underground spring.  
Dates for your diaries
  • On Saturday 9th October 11 – 5pm there is a craft fair (clothes, ceramics, jewellery, African fabrics and clothes, Indian food, pizza and more) at Shepherds Cot (Park Road end of Shepherds Lane) to raise funds for Shepherds Cot Trust. 
  • A reminder that our popular Café at the Barn mornings are held on the second Wednesday of every month 10.30 – 12.00.  Pop by for coffee and delicious home-baked cake and a chat. The next Cafe date is Wednesday 13thOctober.
  • The next Sunday lunch at the Barn will take place on Sunday 24th October 1 – 2pm.  All welcome.  This will be preceded by a Yoga for Gardeners class led by Tessa Bull from 12 - 1pm. Does working your allotment make your back stiff and sore? Come and learn some simple yoga postures to help keep your back healthy and strong and tease out those aches and pains.  Spaces are limited (12 max) so write into asap to book a place if you are interested.  
  • Advance notice that our AGM will be held on Zoom again this year on Tuesday 16th November 7.00 – 8.30pm – more details to follow. 
  • WINTER WARMER – this will be held on Sunday 21st November.  Lots of preserves and Xmas goodies will be on sale, together with soup, bread, cakes, mulled cider and more to enjoy.  
 Finally, many thanks to all those who have donated food to the Hornsey food bank collections. 
 Jill, Juliet, Julie, Ian, Garry, Stephen, Amy, Trevor, Jo, Annie 
The allotment committee, September, 2021
10:54, 18 Sep 2021 by Website Admin