Emsworth Horticultural Society

The Hut

Washington Road Allotments, Emsworth PO10 7NN

Last Updated 25th June 2021

Last Updated: 20.07.21 16:00 v1
Emsworth Horticultural Society
Early Summer 2021 Update from The Hut .
The new look EHS Hut -- Photo courtesy of Colin Beale
Opening Hours 2021 Every Sunday - 10 - 12 noon apart from August 29th and December early January. The hut will re-open on Sunday 9th January 2022 A successful EHS Plant Sale at the Hut on 9th May 2021
We are having problems with getting some items, for example 8 ft canes, John Innes composts and growbags. However we do have: Various potting composts , with and without peat, including one which has added John Innes compost (which I take to mean it contains some soil/loam). Things to add to compost to suit whatever you are using it for. New in is top soil which is good to add to peat-free composts to give it more body and water holding capacity. We also have horticultural sands and grits as well as vermiculite and perlite. Fertilisers. To add to compost in pots and hanging baskets, the slow release Sincrocell pellets are very useful and easy to use. The seaweed based Maxicrop is diluted and watered on, a good choice for dry weather. Netting . Different types for different purposes – protection or supporting climbing plants. And much more ! Do come and have a look round. We’re wearing masks and keeping our distance, but have eased up on the number of people allowed in the hut at one time. Please bring cash or your cheque book.
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It was a very difficult Spring this year with most of the seed companies in lockdown, communication almost impossible and deliveries limited. Once things got moving again, shortages became highlighted for various reasons i.e., importation of canes and peat products and a high demand for peat free. Fortunately, we were well stocked for the Hut re-opening, but demand was such that two years supply of composts were sold in the first six weeks. At present the Hut is well stocked with various composts including peat free and organic but canes are still a problem and will not now be available until the late Autumn. The growing season is in full swing, and a good harvest will surely follow. How about entering the Emsworth Horticultural Marquee this year. Schedules and Entry forms are available at the Hut. Kings Catalogues will again be available at the Hut in late September. A larger quantity of garlic, shallots and onions will be available later, further details will follow in the next Newsletter. We hope to see you at the Emsworth Show on this August Bank Holiday (30th August) with your exhibits. Richard Suter (Stock Manager)
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