We know watching adults growing vegetables can sometimes be a bit boring. So, we thought a sunflower competition would make your time on the allotments more interesting.
We have chosen sunflowers because they can grow very, very tall. They are also the perfect flowers for wildlife. In the summer you can watch our allotment bees fly all the way from plot 230B to collect the nectar from your flowers to make honey. In the autumn you’ll be able to see the birds feeding on the seeds.
Here are a series of Maps of Ealing Dean from 1741 to 1865. The earlier maps show Ealing Dean Common and after 1832 they show the Parish Allotments which are were know as Ealing Dean Common allotments, then later Ealing Dean Allotments and more commonly these days Northfileds Allotments.
We thought a lot about what it should contain and in the end we decided on the day's newspaper, a letter about our daily lives, photos, an Argos catalogue, a tin of beans, some pictures drawn by 5 year old Marianne, a copy of Macbeth, maps of the local area, some seeds, a receipt showing the price of milk and bread, some Frozen stickers, a set of recent coins and
We will be holding the last volunteer day of 2015 on Saturday 5th December. We will be working on the Radbourne walk, cutting back the plant growth, sweeping up the leaves, and giving it a good tidy up.
The people of Ealing are a curious bunch. At our first ever open day so many people said to me that they had often walked past the allotments and wondered what they were like inside. The assumption was that there would be row upon row of vegetables tended by a wizened old retired guy drinking tea from his flask. Of course, we do have a few of those, but we also have lots of young families and people who grow flowers.
Saturday the 7th of November is the next Volunteer Day. We will be continuing the improvement of the grass along the ‘Long Walk’, the path that runs the length of the allotment. We will also be removing rubbish from a bank of soil from the main path. Food, hot drinks and water will all be provided.
Saturday the 3rd of October will be the next Volunteer Day. This time we will be aerating the soil along the ‘Long Walk’, our main grass path, to help the grass grow and keep our bugs and worms happy! We will also be removing consolidated rubbish that forms a bank in the main path.
Food, hot drinks and water will all be provided. You are welcome to bring an alcoholic beverage or cake along.
The next volunteer day is coming up on SATURDAY THE 1ST OF AUGUST.
This time, we will clean up the allotment ready for the open day on the 15th Aug . This will include the tidying up the communal area, cutting back plants and overhanging branches in the main path, cutting the grass path and reconstructing the WW2 Anderson air raid shelter.