September in the Allotment

September in the Allotment

Here are some photographs from the allotment taken in September. Onions, RaspberriesOnions for drying, raspberries for eating and dahlias for the vase. Butternut Squash GrapesGrapes ready for harvesting Bee hivesHives ready for honey production Asters PearsPears with...
August in the Allotment

August in the Allotment

Here are some photographs from the allotment during August. Runner Beans Runner BeansRunner beans picked Peacock ButterflyPeacock butterfly on bindweed Artichokes and sunflowers Sweet pea and kale Courgette flower Gladiolus Brussel SproutsSlug attacking the brussel...
Banstead Summer Show

Banstead Summer Show

The Banstead Horticultural Society’s Summer Show was held on Saturday 24th July and was a huge success, bringing out a record number of exhibitors and visitors, including the mayor of Banstead. It was joined by Caterham Horticultural Society, whose normal venue is...
It’s that time of year again

It’s that time of year again

Welcome back, everybody! Thanks from us all to Barbara for organising a delivery of compost which arrived yesterday. This fortuitously coincided with a long-awaited change in weather, and the warmth and sunshine has brought many of us back to our plots in readiness...
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.

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...