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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 November

Gardening Diary November

Remember remember the 5th of November is the day for sowing broad beans but don’t worry if you’ve missed it, any time this month is fine for overwintering varieties such as Aquadulce. Sow them 2ins deep and 9ins apart. If you’re sowing a double row these should be 6ins apart …

However, there is still a lot of productive work to do! …

BHS 2020 Autumn Show

BHS 2020 Autumn Show

Defying coronavirus – Smitham Allotments exhibit at a successful flower and vegetable show in Banstead

Against all the odds the Banstead Horticultural Society 2020 Autumn Show was held on the 12th September at the Community Hall.

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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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