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What's new in the last 14 days

24 Sep 2022
Latest update from Burnside

Welcome to your site

For many years, Trevor Taylor, the Society's Honorary President, produced a regular allotment newsletter called Weeder’s Digest, which usually included growing tips, general allotment news and recipes. Here is our equivalent.

This page is an at-a-glance view of what is new, what is happening and, hopefully, what is interesting in the worlds of allotmenteering and of the Society. If there is anything you think we should be talking about, or anything you would like to contribute, let us know.

Follow the links on this page to keep up to date with what is going, look at our photo albums, get growing and cooking ideas, check out the store, and much more.

Let us know what you think about the site and any suggestions you have about content. Better still, send us an article or some photos.

Email me, Joan, at webmaster

The following are links to external web sites. Clicking on a link will open a new page and take you automatically to the site. We do not monitor these links and you follow them at your own risk. Please let us know if you think that a link is inappropriate.

If you have a favourite site which you think would interest others, please email webmaster

Cambridge Sustainable Food

Cambridge Sustainable Food welcomes your surplus fruit and veg to keep its services running and support those struggling to access food.

Birdwood Area Residents' Association (BARA)

A really informative site about Birdwood Road in the South Of Cambridge, and the surrounding area - including Burnside.

The National Allotment Society

The NSALG has an active site with all sorts of useful tips and advice.


No Dig Organic Gardening

"Charles is an acclaimed innovator of no dig, organic growing since 1983, and since 2003 of new ways to crop salad leaves. His original, weed free methods give superb results in both small and large areas...."


Blight Watch

Watching for and dealing with blight - recommended by Andy Kurdynowski. It’s free to register, and if you do you will get email warnings when there is a likelihood, or indeed instances, of blight in your chosen postcode area.


The Store is located at the Burnside entrance to the Burnside site. It re-opens on Saturday 30th April, 10 - 4 (note the extended opening hours for the first day only)

The Store is normally open 10 - 12 Saturdays and Sundays in May, and Saturdays only in June and July.

If possible, please pay for items online - details available from the store.

Store opening day April 30th specials:

All the following For Sale by sealed bid auctions, NO reserves - grab a real bargain!

  • Old but reliable workhorse rotavator
  • Nearly new, hardly used, Einhell rotavator
  • Top quality Exbury mini greenhouse by Access Garden products. Powder coated aluminium frame and toughened glass – new price £1500. Exbury 5' 0" classic growhouse - Access Garden Products (garden-products.co.uk)
  • Small, galvanised frame, poly tunnel

Details of how to bid and bidding forms will be available from the store on the day.

Many other one offs for opening day only. PLUS, cakes and hot and cold drinks all day form 10 till 4.

Price list 2022

Grow Organic 50L£7.50
Clover Multi-Purpose Compost 75L£7.00
New Horizon Peat Free Compost 50L£6.50
Clover 4 Plant Grow-Bag£3.50
Miracle Gro All Purpose Liquid Plant Food 1L£4.00
Bird Netting (4m wide - per m)£1.50
Standard Insect Mesh 1.3mm (3.6m wide - per m)£4.00
Fine Insect Mesh 0.6mm (3.6m wide - per m)£5.00
MDPE pipe for netting loops (25mm - per m)£1.00
125gsm weed control fabric (4m wide – per m)£4.00
6 inch weed fabric staples20p ea
Garden twine (plastic)£2.50
Garden twine (green)£2.00
Garden twine (brown)£4.00
Tomorite Tomato Feed 1L£5.00
Extra Thick Bamboo Canes 8ft£2.50 ea
Thick Bamboo Canes 8ft80p ea
Bamboo Canes 6ft60p ea
Bamboo Canes 4ft40p ea
Permanent marker for plant labels£1.00
150mm white plant label x1020p
17gsm Fleece (1.5m – per m)20p
OSMO PRO 4 Organic Fertiliser 1kg£1.50
Fish, Blood and Bone 1kg£1.50
Chicken Pellets (6X) 1kg£1.50

Registered address

The Vinery Road Permanent Allotment Society
15 St. Thomas's Square

The Vinery Road Permanent Allotment Society manages two well-run, community-spirited allotment sites in South Cambridge, UK.
They are situated in the Romsey Town area and offer good growing conditions and excellent facilities.