News from the Trading Shed
We have been busily restocking the trading shed and thanks to your support our stock of many items is moving quickly. Please be reassured that we are reordering to get ahead of demand.
Some fruit trees and leeks are best protected from invasive moths. Moths are the major cause of maggot damage in apples, pears and plums. Fixing a moth trap in place towards the end of May offers great protection. One trap will monitor up to 5 average size trees within a range of 15 metres (50 feet).
Leek moths which also attack members of the onion family fly from early April until late May and again from July until September.
A range of Agralan traps and refills are available at the trading shed. See price list below for full details.
We wish to clarify the situation and correct some of the misinformation on the web and on site regarding usage of slug pellets.
From April 2022 slug pellets containing Metaldehyde can no longer be purchased in the UK. At Pointalls we discontinued selling that variety of slug pellets several years ago and switched to organic brands. We only sell slug pellets which contain Ferrous Phosphate which are approved for organic use in the UK and EU.
We think our organic slug pellets are both more effective and rain resistant. Uneaten pellets eventually dissolve and add their nutrient content to the soil.
Keys were found on Monday close to the Squires Lane gate. If you think they may belong to you or someone you know please get in touch by replying to this email.
Due to more increases in wholesale prices we have adjusted the prices of a small number of products. Below is the latest price list.
|Westland||Top soil, screened & blended loam||35ltrs||5.00|
|Melcourt||SylvaGrow peat free multipurpose compost||50ltrs||8.00|
|J A Bowers||John Innes seed compost (loam based)||25ltrs||4.00|
|Fertiliser & plant food|
|J A Bowers||Organic farm manure||50ltrs||5.50|
|Growmore||Fertiliser & multipurpose plant food||25kg||27.00|
|Vitax 6X||Pelleted chicken manure||8kg||7.50|
|Levington||Liquid tomato feed||1.3ltr||4.00|
|Westland||Sulphate of potash – new pack size||1.5kg||4.00|
|Vitax||Garden lime granules||3kg||3.50|
|Westland||Fish, blood & bone – new pack size||1.5kg||3.60|
|Bamboo canes (heavy duty)||8ft||0.80|
|Bug & pest control|
|Protect||Slug killer pellets||800g||6.00|
|Growing Success||Natural bug free spray for fruit & vegetables||800g||6.00|
|Bayer||Dithane fungicide/bug spray||4g||1.00|
|Agralan||Apple/pear maggot trap (trap, 2x sticky inserts, 2 lures)||7.00|
|Agralan||Plum/gages/damsons moth trap (trap, 2x sticky inserts, 2 lures)||8.00|
|Agralan||Refills for above (2x sticky inserts, 2 lures)||6.00|
|Agralan||Leek moth trap (trap, 2x sticky inserts, 2 lures)||6.50|
|Agralan||Fly/bug traps & hangers – sticky double sided||Pk7||3.50|
|Provanto||Greasebands (certified for organic use)||1.75m||5.50|
|Cardoc||Garden twine natural jute||200g||3.00|
|Cem-Spec||Washed potting/horticultural grit – lime free||Pk||3.00|
|Jobdone||Weedkiller (single sachet)||8g||1.50|
|Jobdone||Weedkiller (pk 6 x sachets)||Pk 6x8g||8.50|
|Netlon||Plant tie twists||100||1.00|
|Polythene sheet – black||4×12.5m||25.00|
|Various||Vegetable & Herb seeds – subject to availability||0.50|