Winter opening times


During the winter we are opening earlier at 11am and closing at 4.30. It gets so cold and dark at the end of the day! We are also occasionally working on a Sunday for people who are busy during the week. If we are going to be there on a Sunday I will post the time on our Facebook page ‘Easton Community Allotment’ early on the Sunday morning as it will be weather dependent. Thursday’s still go ahead rain or shine.

East Side Roots are having to downsize and we have been the happy recipients of a beautiful early fruiting cherry tree. It has been growing in a large barrel and is now waiting in a tub till we are ready to plant it in the woodland area at Commallot. We were also given lots of Thyme plants which we put into the herb garden last Sunday.

Most of our work currently is repairing bed edges, maintaining paths and mulching beds for winter with cardboard. Soon we will plant a new bed of Autumn Raspberries and broad beans for the Spring crop. So although it is almost winter there is still lot’s to do so do come and join us if you have time.

Lunch in the shelter

This week Beth Astle, who used to be a Co-cordinator until she left Bristol, made a very welcome return visit. She said, ‘It’s as if I had never left.’ and spent the whole day working just as she always used to.

9th August

This week we did lots of weeding, and a bit of watering, covered some unused beds, and gave tomatoes and courgettes a comfrey feed. We  harvested runner beans, courgettes, plums, cooking apples and rasberries. We also ate a nice bean salad and some jaffa cakes.

Comfrey Juice

This week we harvested courgettes, a tomato, spring cabbages and 7 french beans. Not too bad for the most difficult vegetable gardening year in memory. We also did some path maintenance, planting, weeding and re-filling the comfrey juice bin.

Jostaberries and Flapjacks

Today we cleared a lot of bindweed from the fruit trees, started work on a new compost bin, watered everything and harvested courgettes, climbing beans, raspberries, gooseberries and jostaberries. We also hid in the shade quite a bit as it was roasting at 29 degrees, and we ate flapjacks.