Red House Farm Allotment Society






A Warm Welcome


to members, fri
ends and guests

of

Red House Farm Allotment
s

 

 

 



" The Allotment Society Shop "

 

Open Sat and Sun 11 til 12



 

 


Click on Picture below for link to Kings Seeds Web Site




See "Useful Information Page" for Tool Hire Prices

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Note :
To Contact The Secretary



 please email - rhfas@hotmail.co.uk

 

Please Visit the Useful Information Page


For RHFAS  - Rules, Policies,etc.

 

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"This Weeks Weather"

Click on picture below

for 5 day Weather Forecast for Whitley Bay




 

 

 Weather Forecasting stone...North York Moors

 Allotment Garden

Jasper.  Alberta . Canada

 

 

 Click on Each Picture above To Visit  -

Jasper Community Allotment Garden

and

Jasper Local Food Society

Some great pics and info.




Visit the Scarecrow Page for more pics.


"The No Dig Allotment"

Click on the picture below to read how

- "no dig gardening" - can be a success
     






  ...click on picture below to go to British Onion Web Site...




Flower and Produce show 2013

Everyone enjoyed this years show -
There was a good variety of fruit and vegetables on display ,
as well as cakes and jams to sample.
  Many thanks to all those who entered in the show
and joined in the spirit of the occasion.

Val Perkins . Sec rhfas






North Tyneside in Bloom Competition
Congratulations to Red House Farm Allotments.
In a close run competition RHFAS came third in this years
North Tyneside in Bloom Competition.



Val our hard working secretary receives the site award at a presentation
 at Gosforth Park Garden Centre.

 







Allotments are now more popular than ever

and all allotment sites have an ever increasing waiting list.








Visit Useful Information Page for the latest solution to dealing with
 Clubroot problems on the  allotment.





"RHFAS Scarecrow Competition"


Visit the Scarecrow Page for more pics.






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Join Freegle

If your looking for paving slabs, greenhouses, sheds, compost bins and general

gardening tools...try joining North East Freegle...

...where eco friendly folks recycle unwanted stuff...everything is free...free to join.
 
Check out the web site...click on link below.




( nb ...I got all 3 of my compost bins free from Freegle...well worth joining  -   Web Site admin.)






" Cold and miserable outside...wind blowing gale force..."

...time to settle down to an afternoon watching

 the "Grow Your Own" Allotment Video

...a fun film about life on the plot... 
and a must watch for all allotment holders...! 

...click on pic below to watch a video clip...




...available at Amazon - Ebay - or borrow it from a friend...!!!



Review..."...a fantastic warm-hearted British comedy with a host of well-known British stars.
A refugee family is given a plot to help rehabilitate their traumatized father.
At first they are met with suspicion by the men who have worked the gardens for years but eventually they are accepted by their united love of making things grow. "










Raised Beds now completed on Plot 83
 Thanks to all those members who worked so hard to complete the society raised beds on plot 83...with especial thanks to John Billings for all his hard work and design skills.
As you can see from the pictures , most of the raised beds are now in use.
Primarily for use by aged and disabled gardeners, the beds are also available to other groups when available.





..AND..
we have a new Composting Toilet available to members and guests...
...check at the shop for instructions...!!!




"Book Reviews"

Carol Klein -
"Life in a Cottage Garden" 


The gardening journal, "Life in a Cottage Garden" by Carol Klein,
tells the story of a year in her beautiful garden at Glebe Cottage.
Superb photography, well worth a read. 


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Ben Law -
"Forest Woodworker"


Ben Law... author of The Woodland Way, a permaculture approach to sustainable woodland management and The Woodland House, which charts the building of his unique cruck framed home in the woods. The building of his house was filmed for Channel 4's Grand Designs program and was voted the most popular Grand Design ever by viewers. He has also written The Woodland Year, a month by month journey through the woodland, a celebration of every aspect of sustainable woodland management, including crafts, seasonal recipes and the rhythm of work throughout the year.
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...time to start tidying up the plot after a long season...
check the raised beds...
start double digging the whole plot...!!!
  
...alternatively...
- " Plan B "
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Visit our LINKS PAGE
Lots of interesting Gardening Web Sites

Click on picture below to go to " Fennel and Fern " -
Inspirational site with beautiful gardening photographs




 

 
-  RHFAS Display -
 North Tyneside Horticulture and Health Show in August 
held at the Parks Sports Centre North Shields.
 


  

Well - How about this for Sunday Lunch !!!   

The hideous vegetable was unearthed by pensioner Brian Davy
 at his allotment in Wellington, Shropshire.

   Mr Davy, 71. Said “ "It’s like some sort of gargoyle -
- but its still going on our plates for Sunday Lunch !!! ”





Old parking sign found on our extension site -
- obviously long before the recession...!!!

 

 






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