June 2015 update

Discover the progress made on the First World War allotment during June 2015

Project volunteer Sandra Eder, Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association

Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association
Royal Sovereign strawberries
Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association
Information panels ready for the open day
Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association
Open Day poster
Southlands Road Allotment and Gardens Association

Unpredictable weather

This month the weather has been quite unpredictable with temperatures lower than normal which has meant some of the plants have been struggling.

At our horticulture session in May we planted sweetcorn which has hardly grown, we planted some courgettes and marrows inbetween the sweetcorn and it is only towards the end of the month that they are beginning to look a bit healthier.


Pigeons, what a pest, they have been enjoying the brassicas, so we resorted to protecting them with what would have been available during WW1, that being chicken wire and cotton muslin. The chicken wire has worked best and the plants are putting on some growth.


We have harvested the strawberries, these were smaller than modern varieties but much sweeter and tasting of strawberries.

Allotment open day!

As our open day gets closer we have been putting the information slates around the plot.

Our posters, invitations and booklets are ready and we have been advertising our event. If you are free come and join us on 18th July at Southlands Road Allotment and Garden Association at Baths Road, Bromley between 10am and 4pm.

Did you know?

Conkers were collected during the First World War to help make a substance called Cordite. Cordite was like a gunpowder and was used to propel shells.

This page was added by Ian Grant on 16/07/2015.

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