Probably the best allotments in England

 

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

 

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Gardening Diary April

Gardening Diary April

By now you should have the allotment manured and dug and ready for planting. This is the month for potatoes and brassicas. Most of us have already planted the first earlies but by the end of April all the potatoes should be in the ground …

AGM March 2024

AGM March 2024

This year’s AGM was held in the communal area under an angry sky on a cold Saturday morning. On the plus side, it meant that business was brisk, and left just enough time to fix the leak in the toilet and mend the lawnmower before the heavens opened.

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September Recipe – Raspberry and Sloe Jam

September Recipe – Raspberry and Sloe Jam

Ann used Barbara’s excess raspberries with foraged sloes to make jam, which not only got first prize in the Banstead Horticultural Society Autumn show but also a blue ribbon awarded for an outstanding exhibit.
Here is the recipe.

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