Portishead Allotments Assn
1st Nov - Congratulations to Maureen Wyatt on achieving a Gold award for her garden at the Portishead in Bloom presentation evening at the Folk Hall.
10th Sept - Badgers are getting into Down Road allotment and decimating Sweet Corn crops. They are also digging into manure heaps.
Sat 3rd August 2019 - Our Allotment BBQ went splendidly and was enjoyed by 30+ members and their families from both of our sites. Their ages ranged from just a few months to 80+. The weather was super although there were a few early spots that threatened to put a damper on early proceedings. Activities started at 5 pm and continued until most people drifted away at 8pm when the temperature dropped with the setting sun. Our chef for the evening was Brian Thompson, who also procured all of the food, ably assisted by his lady, Lizzie, making ratatouille and Keith assisting at the BBQs. The group and chefs were warmly thanked by the overall organiser, Paul Dunn, with warm acknowledgement from all those attending. The common feeling was that we must do this again and the suggestion was to have another in September after the schools have returned.
29th July - Congratulations to members for their successes at Portishead Summer Show
Barrie Wright, Liz Youngs and Mary Fielden at Beach Hill.
Jane Pagano, trevor Mussett and Geoff Harris at Down Road.
If you were not spotted as having won please let the President know and we will add your name here.
Mon 25th June 2019 - we have now had two seasons where Highdown Infants children have been invited to and used our allotments at Down Road as a teaching aid and for an outdoor excursion with great success. Thank you to Mrs Skinner for organising this.
June 4 - At The Deans entrance an area has been cordoned off as a reserve for bees feeding on the flowering clover. This was a successful experiment and liked by the RHS assessor.
June 2 - Congratulations to Portishead in Bloom who have been given the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. This is the volunteer equivalent of an MBE. Only 4 were issued to the whole of Somerset.
July First week - RHS It'sYour Neighbourhood Assessment at both Down Road and Beach Hill sites
Can all allotment holders please make an extra effort to have both allotments looking at their best for the judging.
Down Road would like to hang on to their "Outstanding" classification and Beach Hill are entering for the first time.
June Sat 8th/Sun 9th - Portishead in Bloom’s Open Gardens
16 gardens will be on show of which 5 are new gardens. Food will be served at some venues and plant sales at others.
The programmes detailing the gardens, together with a map, are on sale NOW. Just £5 pp from
Ebb and Flo and Motorcare in the High Street, Portishead Kitchens, (Kestrel Court), Heaven on the Hill (West Hill), The Ship (Redcliffe Bay) Brackenwood Nursery (Abbots Leigh)
1 May - Portishead Summer Show schedules are now available, either as a printed copy for £1 in local shops, or via website https://portisheadsummershow.com/competitive-class-entries/ as a downloadable PDF file. Why not get your plan ready for those classes that you fancy entering. The show is on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July.
If you are entering an exhibit your entries must be made on Saturday 20th July 10am -12 at Folk Hall, or Monday/Tuesday 22/23 July 10am -7pm at the Show Field.
15 March 2019 - Beach Hill - Mary Fielden’s pretty arrangement of flowers was rewarded with a first-prize certificate at the Portishead Spring Show.
25 Feb 2019 - There was some New hawthorn hedge planting at Down Road to increase site security and provide additional habitat for birds and insects.