Working Party review

A huge thank you to all those members that came along on Saturday and Sunday and assisted with the tasks of tidying up the site. Most notable of all the jobs undertaken is the clear paths on the north and south sides of the site where the hedges have had a really good trim. This makes keeping the grass cut a safe and much easier task for the lawn mowers. We have noted that there are far more than the normal amount of weeds coming through the hedgerows, particularly bindweed, so we would ask all members to be diligent in their efforts to remove as much of it as possible, not only from their plots but the adjacent hedgerow too.

Coffee Mornings & Pumpkins

There will be two more coffee mornings this year, the next one being on 3rd September and the final one on 1st October. The September one will be hosted by Sylvia, our Chairman and she has asked for support with cakes. If you can bring one on the day, please let her know via chairman@hawkinge-allotments.org.uk

On the day of the October coffee morning, the judging will take place for the pumpkin competition. So if you have entered the competition, please make sure your specimen pumpkin is available for weighing then. The coffee mornings will run as usual from 10am until midday in the Clubhouse.

KFHS

The Society has recently joined the Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies. There is a link to their website on the home page on our website and you can also visit their site by clicking here

The federation’s aim is to bring together all the horticultural and garden societies in Kent and the South-East. They hold a number of shows throughout the year and their Autumn show is on Sunday 17th September and is held at the Ditton Community Centre. Full details are on their website.

It is too late this year to think about entering any competitions, however, if members think this might be something they are interested in, (we can make an entry as a society as a whole,) then please come and talk to us at the coffee morning in September.