Oxford NHS Foundation report that their Minor Injury Units have seen a significant increase in patients with bites from the Blandford fly – a bloodsucking black fly, 2 to 3mm in size, which gives a particularly nasty and painful bite.
Despite heavy rainfall for some this month and widespread winter flooding, the UK may be on course for a drought this summer. Find out more in the latest Hydrological Summary and Hydrological Outlook from the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
Anyone who watched Gardeners World last week will have seen Monty Don dealing with his garlic, and removing the ‘scapes’ (the developing flower buds). He mentioned that garlic often starts to flower following periods of dry weather and when I
Oxford Hub are offering free volunteer support for people who are not able to maintain their allotments during lockdown due to vulnerability to Covid-19. If you are aware of anybody who may benefit from this support, please ask them to
Hi Folks. In case you didn’t receive an email with this news, we have received the following from the Council via ODFAA The Council is concerned about bonfires during the lockdown period when many people with pre-existing respiratory problems are
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One of our Committee members, Cathy, has created a WhatsApp group for members on our Twenty Pound Meadow site: There is a WhatsApp group for speedy exchange of information, this is the best way to communicate issues to everybody particularly
Read some of Ally’s latest blog dealing with Community & Gratitude for Wild Greens: What extraordinary, challenging and creative times we live in! Over the last few weeks life as we knew it has been turned upside down as the
Dear Members Following the latest COVID-19 guidelines and lack of stock, we are closing the Association Shop until further notice. We will put a notice up on the shop door and TPM gates and add it to the Osney &
Problems finding seeds this Spring – Thoughts of a Virtual Seed Swap We have heard from several members that they have had difficulty in obtaining vegetable seeds this season – with many firms quoting long lead times for delivery or
As a Committee we thought we would like to thank all of our members for their cooperation under these difficult circumstances. Reports suggest that Twenty Pound Meadow is quietly busy with folks all keeping carefully apart. Children are staying close
UPDATE: Having just read through the Government advice on the lockdown criteria we believe that both our sites can remain open to provide members with the opportunity for exercise. However, the following would seem to be the conditions under which
Your Committee have considered the Government advice concerning the evolving situation with the COVID 19 coronavirus outbreak and have reluctantly agreed that we need to postpone the AGM for this year. We were due to hold it on Thursday 30th
As of today (Friday 20th March) we do not believe that the Government intends to restrict members of the public from accessing outside spaces – including allotments. We encourage all of our members to respect the ‘social distancing’ advice from
We are reviewing arrangements regarding if and how the shop may operate for the duration of the outbreak. These may include: opening for shorter hours, limiting the numbers being served and asking people to distance themselves inside the shop, conducting