Shop Opening Times
Shop opening hours:
Tuesday & Thursday - 10.00am - 10.30am
Saturday - 9.30am - 10.30am (March to July only)
Sunday - 10.00am - 11.45am
SHOP PRICE LISTS
Regular Stock & Latest Offers
The BEAS allotment shop is open to members and has all you need for successful growing.
The Secretary is often available during opening hours on the first Sunday of the month for advice and guidance on the society, allotmenteering and gardening in general. In addition, a Committee member is always available when the shop is open to record and pass on any messages to the Secretary, and also point members in the direction of help.
Items available, including a large range of seeds, are all detailed on our price lists. Other items can be specially ordered if required. The shop price lists are in PDF format. If you experience difficulty opening the files then first download 'Adobe Reader'. Click the link under the Met Office forecast.
We try to keep our prices very competitive, certainly less than most garden centres, and stock everything the average allotment gardener could require – plus a bit more. Please come and visit and ask for anything you want that we don't stock – we'll see what we can do.
The allotment shop now stocks bags of sharp sand.
This can be used in small quantities for slab-laying, preparing bases for sheds, greenhouses, or similar structures.
If you intend to use some of this on your plot, please read the information on our 'Application Forms' page, and submit your request to the committee if appropriate.
We now stock two different thicknesses of the 4ft canes. Check the latest pricelist for details.
Many of our members use Chicken Pellets, currently sold in 8kg tubs, as a fertilizer. We now have sacks of the same material but as a fibrous addition to your soil, labelled 'Groworganic'. These are 15kg and only 65p more, making it much more economical £ for £. Be careful when spreading it though as, on windy days, it could blow around.
Please come and support your shop!
WEEDKILLERS & SLUG PELLETS
The shop stocks a range of products from Neudorff.
These include 'Sluggo' snail and slug killer, 'Superfast' weedkiller and 'Organic' weedkiller.
Many of our members have already been purchasing these products elsewhere, and using them on their allotments with a good deal of success.
Neudorff claim the 'Superfast' weedkiller even works on Marestail / Horsetail which is a prevalent weed on our main site.
These products are in stock now, and we are selling them at discouted prices, less than the RRP you might pay in garden centres and other shops. See our shop pricelist above.
There is usually a selection of good second-hand tools on sale. Ideal for new-starters.
Take a look round the shop here:
Horse and Farmyard Manure
Manure is essential for a healthy allotment. Adding organic matter to your plot will contribute nutrients such as nitrogen and boost the soil structure and fertility. The Society has good links with two local suppliers of animal manure.
HORSE MANURE: Mr Morrell delivers local HORSE MANURE to many of our tenants. He has a key to gain access to both sites which means you don't have to be there to receive a delivery. He delivers fresh horse manure with straw in it at 60p per bag. He will also deliver used straw separately if you request it.
- You can place orders directly with Mr Morrell on Tel: 07976 414366
- You can also place orders through BEAS member John Pitcher (Plot 39)
FARMYARD MANURE: Mr Sear delivers local FARMYARD MANURE: Some tenants prefer this type of manure. It is usually delivered by the trailer load. The cost is approximately £40 per load but it is worth checking for a current price and how long the manure has been maturing.
- You can place orders directly with Mr Sear on Tel: 07885 879992
GREEN MANURE: There is a wealth of green manures available. One example of a green manure is 'Phacelia'. This fast growing hardy annual plant produces attractive blue/purple flowers that have dense fern-like foliage. 'Phacelia' is very effective at smothering weeds and its extensive root system helps improve soil structure. 'Phacelia' self-seeds easily so when used as a green manure it is important to dig it in before it flowers, or cut the plants down and compost the flower heads which could still produce seeds even after the plant is cut down. 'Phacelia' germinates at low temperatures and can be sown from March until September.
Green manures are usually dug back in to help increase fertility, incorporating nutrients and organic matter into the soil. Ask in the allotment shop for ideas and availability of green manures.