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Smitham Allotments Society is a self-managed site in Chipstead Valley in the south of the London Borough of Croydon.

 

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Guidance from the National Allotment Society

Please read this guidance around staying safe on the plot during the Covid19 Emergency

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Gardening Diary

Gardening Diary July

Gardening Diary July

Another month when we need to be in the allotment almost daily, this time to harvest crops. It doesn’t take long for the peas to harden in the pods, the French beans to go stringy, the coriander, lettuces and spinach to bolt or the soft fruit to overripen and fall off …

Hedgehog in the allotment

Hedgehog in the allotment

Dave Warren has spotted a new addition to our allotment wildlife. Hedgehogs are getting increasingly rare so it’s great to see this little creature.

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Slow Worms

Slow Worms

This is one of the many slow worms who live in our compost bin on the allotment, photographed in July 2019. They enjoy a cosy fugg in there all through the winter, and there always seem to be a good number of babies in the spring!

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Keep calm and carry on digging!

Keep calm and carry on digging!

Having an allotment in these difficult times means we are doubly blessed. Not only do we still have an abundance of winter vegetables to harvest and enjoy, and summer produce to look forward to, but we can get fresh air and exercise whilst obeying the government...

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