It’s difficult to believe that Muriel Jones Field Allotments at Birchill Lane have now been open for more than six years. Frome Allotment Association’s largest site will be opening the gates on Tuesday 9th July from 11.00 a.m -5.00p.m as part of the NGS (National Gardens Scheme).
“Six years ago, this was just a field covered in grass,” said Frome Allotment Chair, Neil Cameron. “It’s now home to around 100 plots where members enjoy growing a wide range of fruit and vegetables in a variety of ways. No two plots look alike. We’ve achieved so much in the last few years, thanks to a terrific community spirit where everyone helps one another.”
While the plots are the main attraction, the setting is also special as the 5 acre site gently slopes down to the River … Read More »
There is some free farmyard manure at Wanstrow – about 5 miles from Frome. You will need to provide your own bags or trailer but there is no charge for the manure.
Ring 07803 029482 and leave a message on the answerphone.
You are more than welcome to come along to one or more of our open days.
And once again we are opening four of our sites as part of Hidden Gardens Frome
Friday 6th July
Saturday 7th July
Sunday 8th July
Whether you are fairly new to Welshmill or have been a plot holder for a long time you will know that a consistent supply of water has always been a problem.
We have tried a variety of different hand pumps with varying degrees of success. The last one was very effective when working but has needed regular repair and maintenance.
It was with this in mind that the committee decided to investigate the possibility of a mains water supply. The cost of bringing a supply to the site is approximately £2,500. It will then cost a further £2,500 to install the necessary pipework and standpipes. A total cost of approximately £5,000.
The committee has decided to go ahead with the complete project. The work will be paid for from our own funds and from grants we have been awarded.
The water supply … Read More »
The AGM for members of Frome Allotment Association will be on Wednesday April 4th 7pm at Trinity Main Hall. An agenda will be sent out in advance.
A show at Rook Lane Chapel this Thursday.”Three Acres And A Cow” – a history of land rights and protest in folk song and story.
We have been told it’s generally very popular with people involved in growing their own food or working the land in general.
You can hear about how things went last year via this Kitchen Garden podcast
The Power of Yellow
Open Days at Frome Allotments
Hidden Gardens Frome
Orchard Street Friday 7th July, 11am till 5pm
Mendip View Saturday 8th July, 11am till 5pm
North Hill Saturday 8th July, 11am till 5pm
Welshmill Sunday 9th July, 11am till 5pm
Get Growing 2017 A free Growing club for parents and carers at Vallis First and St Louis Primary Schools.
Who is it for? Beginners with little or no previous experience in growing.
Do you want to: Get more exercise? Eat more healthily? Improve your growing skills? Save money? Meet new people?
What do you learn? You will learn how to grow food, from soil preparation and planting out, to looking after your crops at home and harvesting. We will give you good ideas on how to grow crops with your children at home. We will share advice and share recipes on how to cook the food we’ve grown.
Where? On the community plot at Welshmill Allotments Frome.
When? The session is weekly on Thursdays 12.45 -2.45. The first session is Thursday 20th April. We will run sessions throughout the growing season.
Do I have to … Read More »