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Allotment Competition Results in 2016

The deputy Mayor presented awards to representatives from the Best Allotment Sites and top three plot holders on Wednesday 9th November. The results were announced by the Allotment officers Mr Tim Guterriez and Ms Jennifer Hedges.

The best Self Managed site is Southbourne Gardens. The best London Borough of Hillingdon Managed site is Poors Land.

Fifty plot holders are in the winners list. Three of them achieved the highest marks:

1st place - Phil Seaman and Maria Page (Plot 29 at Heathfield Rise)
2nd place - Anke and Peter Phillips (Plot 11 at Glebe Avenue)
3rd place - Cliff Green (Plot 14 at Western Avenue)

Allotment Competition

The annual competion will take place during June and August. The judges will visit the London Borough of Hillingdon Allotment sites to assess the allotment plots. They will award marks for the standard of cultivation and quality of the crops. Additional marks will be awarded for miscellaneous items.

Details of the Marking Criteria

1. Standard of Cultivation - defined edges and pathways, neatly maintained; cleanliness and clearly displayed plot numbers.
2. Standard of Cropping - variety of crops; signs of successive sowing, planting or crop rotation including winter crops. Labelling of crops. Utilization of space.
3. Quality of Crops.
4. Absence or Minimal Level of Pests and Diseases.
5. Additional Points for Miscellaneous Items:- Overall appearance of the plot. Wildlife features. Attractive structures - obelisks / bird scarers. Compost bins, Evidence of compost management, Use of organic material (compost / manure), Safe and creative use of recycled materials.

National Gardening Week April 11th - 17th

There will be lots of gardening events and opportunity to visit many gardens. Details of events in your area are available from the National Gardening Week website.

Sunday 17th April is National Open Gardens day. Free entry at all RHS gardens.

Free Gardening Taster Sessions in Hillingdon

There will be four taster sessions at the Rural Activities Garden Centre during National Gardening week. The sessions will be from 1pm - 4pm on Saturdays 9th and 16th, Wednesday 13th and Friday 15th April. The topics will be Seed Sowing, Propagation, Lawn Care and general planting schemes.

Allotment Federation Meetings will be earlier

The meetings are held at the Civic Centre every two months on the 2nd Wednesday evening. All allotment plot holders in Hillingdon are invited attend. The agenda and minutes are usually posted to the Site Secretaries / Representatives. The meetings will start at 7.30pm.

Allotment Competition Results in 2015

The deputy Mayor Cllr John Jensley  presented awards to representatives from the Best Allotment Sites and top three plot holders on Wednesday 11th November. He was accompanied by the deputy Mayoress.

The results were announced by the Allotment officer Mr Tim Guterriez.

The best Self Managed site is Meadway. The best London Borough of Hillingdon Managed site is The Fairway.

Click here for the full results.

Three plot holders who achieved the highest marks in the Top 50 list are ranked in the following order:

1st place - Bob Brayshaw (Plot 75 at Hayes End)
2nd place - Phil Seaman (Plot 29 at Heathfield Rise)
3rd place - Anke and Peter Phillips (Plot at Glebe Avenue)

Click here for the full results.

 

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