A reminder plotholders may not light bonfires during the months of May to September inclusive. We recommend the use of our designated fire site, plot 7. Simply drop off your burning materials at plot 7 and we will do the rest. It’s safer and better for the environment and our local residents. Bonfires must only be used for burning vegetation and like matter. Plastics or other toxic materials should not be burnt and must be disposed of off-site in a proper manner. Site Regulations 20-22 apply.
Trip to RHS Wisley – 19th March 2016
A group visit to RHS Wisley has been organised by Barnet Allotment Federation. This day trip is open to all Pointalls plotholders. It’s a great opportunity to visit one of the world’s outstanding centres with many model gardens giving loads of design and cultivation ideas. The visit will be on 19th March when there is also a Spring Plant Fair where you can buy from specialist growers and nurseries.
See notice boards for full details of how to apply.
Finchley Nurseries Discount Card
We enclosed your new discount card with your annual invoice in December. Finchley Nurseries Garden Centre offer Pointalls plotholders 10% discount off all plants and seeds. They stock a great choice of leading brands and many varieties of fruit, vegetables, flowers and wildflower seeds and plants. When buying from Finchley Nurseries be sure to use your allotment discount card and save 10%.
Finchley Nurseries Garden Centre is located off Burtonhole Lane, Mill Hill East.
Trading Shed Price List
For the latest range of products and up to date prices please click on the Allotment Information page and follow the link via the Trading Shed dropdown. Alternatively, price lists are posted on the notice boards and copies are also available in the Trading Shed.
Sheds, Greenhouses and Other Structures
We do remind all plotholders to observe our Regulations with regard to the erection of structures on plots. Full details of the correct procedure and the rules governing structures can be found in Regulation 23 (a to j). The first step is to submit a request for approval to the allotment Committee.
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM will take place on Tuesday 12th April 2016 at 8pm. The venue is St Pauls Church Hall, Long Lane, N3. Last year we scheduled into the AGM a plotholders forum which turned out to be a lively debate leading to a number of changes.
Do come along, get involved and participate, put forward and debate any ideas, concerns or questions you may have. Please add this important event to your diary.
Orders for Potatoes and Onions now ready
All plotholders’ orders for seed potatoes and onion sets are now ready for collection from the Trading Shed. Collections can be made on Sunday mornings between 10am & 12 noon. This year Pink Fir Apple potatoes are unavailable. The good news is that we are offering an excellent replacement, Harlequin, a potato with an excellent pedigree.
- Harlequin potatoes are grown as early maincrop/second early
- Harlequin’s parentage is a combination of Pink Fir Apple and Charlotte varieties
- Harlequin produces long oval tubers with cream and pink skin
- Harlequin has a delicate and waxy texture with:
- Excellent cooking qualities
- Guaranteed taste sensation
- Perfect for enjoying hot and cold throughout the summer
Charges for 2016
Invoices for 2016 plot rental and rates will be issued in December. Although we have carried out a number of onsite projects including the installation of new security fencing and improved grounds maintenance we have been able to keep increases to a minimum.
As Pointalls is now a ‘self managed’ organisation we are responsible for the full costs of maintaining the site. This means we have to ensure there are sufficient funds available for future developments and to keep the site running as well as meet any unplanned maintenance and improvement costs.
At Pointalls we continue to offer great value.
Shape the future of Pointalls
Volunteering is ‘making a difference in the world and contributing talents instead of wasting them’.
Do you have talents which can help shape the future of Pointalls? As a member of our team you could add to our collective knowledge and experience. Help our ‘growing community’ to bring about improvements; help make decisions about how we work, influence change, make a difference.
We are interested in a range of skills, trades and functional experience including managerial, administration, marketing, finance, security, retail, horticulture, gardening, building and construction.
If you are interested simply go to the Contact page and drop us a line, we would be pleased to hear from you.
Photo Competition Winners
All entries were judged independently by Cariad our digital agency. The result was five winning photographs entered by three plotholders. All five winning photographs are showcased on the website Gallery page and one image ‘Rainbow’ has been added to the Home page rolling banner. Thank you to all plotholders who submitted a variety of excellent images.