February 2015 Newsletter
Bonfires: Are allowed at any time, until the end of April. Animals, including hedgehogs, hibernate in piles of old wood etc, so make sure no one is inside before you light – also check that your neighbours are happy for you to have a bonfire – if not, leave it for another day.
Volunteer Work Party On Saturday 28th February, there will be a working party on Holden Road to prepare for planting hedges on the boundary with the path. We will meet at 10am, refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing all Holden Road plot holders on the day.
If you have any questions, please contact : Les Moore : 07957 388033 / email@example.com.
Barnet Allotments Federation (BAF) AGM
BAF is the organisation to which we pay our £2.00 'subs', with our annual rent. BAF provides information, governance and oversight to all Barnet allotment sites. The overall aim of BAF is 'a strong and sustainable allotment movement in Barnet, meeting the aspirations of all plot holders'.
BAF holds informative monthly meetings (every third Monday at 20:00). Everyone is welcome to attend the BAF AGM at Rathbone Pavilion,Ryalls Court Road, Oakleigh Road North,London N20 0RY on Monday February 16th 2015, at 20:00. Following the AGM, there will be a social evening and plant/seed swap.
BAF also have a very useful website: www.barnetallotments.org.uk
Sheds and other free stuff
There was a lot of interest in Georg's shed, and it has been taken. It's always good to recycle useful stuff. Anyone who is still looking for a shed might find one by registering online with your local Freecyle website: uk.freecycle.org Freecycle groups match people who have things they want to get rid of (for free) with people who can use them. You can check if any sheds are being offered, and post a WANTED message to say that you want one, or anything else you need.
Jacquie's TIPS for February
Now is the time to buy seed potatoes. After purchase put them - eyes uppermost - in seed trays or egg boxes and allow them to chit ready for planting in March/April. It is wise to buy the seed potatoes now as your favorite varieties may sell quickly.
When laid out for chitting put them in a frost free, cool and light place.
PLANTING BARE ROOTED FRUIT TREES
Provided the soils is right ie soft and friable, bare rooted fruit trees and bushes can be planted now. This will give them time to settle before the growing season.