1. Rents: Rents for next year are due in October and can be paid in the allotment shop on Sunday the 9th or 16th October between 11:00 and 12:00. The rents and membership are the same as last year, £5 membership and £54 rent for a full plot (300 square yards). A 50% concession rate is available on the rent. Plots not 300 square yards pay pro rata.
If it is not convenient for you to visit the shop on the 9th or 16th rents can be sent by post to Gordon Lorimer. Cheques should be made out to Didsbury Gardens Society. If you pay by post or drop the payment off at Gordon’s house, please include a copy of the attached Plot Renewal Form. It is essential that we have your up-to-date details, particularly your email address, and it is a Manchester Council requirement that a Renewal Form is filled-in every year.
2. Seed Catalogues: Kings Seed Catalogues and order forms are in the shop. We be making a bulk order of seeds only (onions and potatoes will be available in the shop, but will be obtained from Loaches, our wholesale supplier) . The completed order forms and payment, comprising the cost of the seeds plus one pound for handling and packaging by Kings, must be returned to the shop by the 30th October. If you do order your seeds through the allotment we get a substantial rebate from Kings which is added to the allotment’s account. Seeds should be in the shop, individually packed for each plot holder, by the end of November. Why not give your friends and relatives some seeds for Christmas?
3. Onions and Garlic: Red and white onion sets and garlic will be available in the shop from Sunday 25th September.
4. Help in the Shop: As always, we need volunteers to help in the shop on Sundays between 11:00 and 12:00. Please sign-up in the shop. It is a great opportunity to meet your fellow plot holders and discuss you crop successes. We hope that everyone could spend at least one hour helping in the shop during the year.