Rent notices 2018

Rent Notices for the period 01 November 2018 to 31 October 2019 have now been prepared.

It would greatly assist the rent collection process and save us postage if members could collect their Rent Notice from the Trading Hut the weekend of 29/30 September between 12.00 and 14.00.

Produce Competition 2018

Thanks to all our members who came to the Annual Get Together and Produce Competition on Saturday and helped to make it such an enjoyable afternoon. Thanks also to those who brought food to share with fellow members – these are always delicious, and much appreciated by everyone. It’s a particular pleasure to be able to sample such a variety of beautiful dishes made from ingredients grown right here at Woodhouse Allotments.

Another highlight is of course the produce competition and this year again threw up some very worthy winners. The full results of the competition are given below, and I think we’d all like to know just what Margaret McNamara has been feeding that pumpkin with.



Heaviest pumpkin
1        Margaret McNamara                                            26.00kg
2        Ron Williams                                                        8.09kg
3        Graham Clark                                                      6.57kg

Heaviest tomato
1        Barbara Pountney                                                659g
2        Di Hayden                                                           536g
3        Isobel Glover                                                       503g

Heaviest potato
1        Di Hayden                                                           374g
2        Paul Young                                                           183g
3        Margaret McNamara                                            161g

Heaviest beetroot
1        Di Hayden                                                           2.04kg
2        Carrie Gibson                                                      1.03kg
3        Paul Young                                                           0.91kg

Heaviest marrow

1        Margaret McNamara                                            4.96kg
2        Paul Young                                                           3.78kg
3        Graham Clark                                                      1.02kg

Longest runner bean
1        Mark and Teresa Edwards                                    37cm
2        Barbara Pountney                                                34cm
3        Pam Dawson                                                        33cm

Longest carrot
1        Di Hayden                                                           19cm
2        Michael Evans                                                       16.5cm

Longest parsnip                                       
1        Christina Erskine                                                  36cm

Longest cucumber
1        Barbara Pountney                                                42cm
2        Pam Dawson                                                        24cm

Tallest sunflower
1        Muttalip Pektas                                                     3.07m
2        Amanda Swallow and David Pradelle                     2.67m
3        Michal Mankin                                                      2.63m

Most Unusual Fruit/Veg
Christina Erskine                                                           Speckled Swan squash

Most Attractive Basket of 5 Varieties
Lorna Murray