Suggest David Poulsom, from Frensham, Tel No. 01252 793565 and there is another contact, though I can’t remember the name, something like Braish, from whom I got my manure this year, Tel No. 01428 714313.
Hello first we should introdue ourselves as Jake Michelle and Baby Harriett the new proud owners of the heavily overgrown plot 13B at the Six Bells Site.
I have been looking for a good source of manure that was local as well and came accross this dont know if this would help??
looks like a great way of getting free manure as long as we find a way to get it to site.
At the bottom of the page is contacts for a grab lorry capable of moving large quantities of manure.
All the Farnham sites could get together to get bulk delivers done and if everyone put in would proably only cost a few pounds each for delivery of a few tonnes of manure.
AS it is a surrey county council scheme dont know what the chances are of getting the council to help wtih transport costs? 2 hopes???
Sounds good although most people on our site (Shepherd and Flock) have already acquired their manure for this year. I think we should raise this with Kevin at the next liason group meeting of the site reps in September and see if we can get something organised.
Dave I thought I saw a lot of manure on the site already but a lot of it looks quite fresh, so if we had it delivered in the next month or so we could have it well rotted by the winter or near perfect by spring time. just a thought??? as we do seem to have the space at six bells to allow it to rot down nicely, as it doenst seem to matter to manure how long you leave it sitting round!! :o)
Or Might be an idea to contact local stables direct and say they an dump all their manure there???
Greetings from the West Midlands.
Be careful sourcing your manure. I’m sure you must be aware of the problems experienced by allotment holders last year due to the use of manure contaminated by a persistent herbicide called aminopyralid. Information has been collated about this problem from the links on this page http://www.glallotments.btik.com/p_Contaminated_Manure.ikml
Just to update on the latest re aminopyralid contamination in case you would like to provide updates on your website or to allotment holders in your area.
It is particularly important that gardeners be aware of the need for caution when obtaining manure in light of the fact that the government are now considering reinstating the licence that was temporarily suspended last year. As this is a concern to many gardeners you may wish to publicise the opportunity to sign the online petition that has been started here http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/aminopyralidban/
I have had a contact from the farmer just up the Moor Park Lane who will deliver trailer loads of well rotted manure to any of the allotments. He will do a tractor trailer full for £75 to Shepard & Flock and 80cu ft for the same price to any of the other allotments and would be willing to leave his trailer for a few hours to make it easier for barrows to be loaded.
Would it be possible to get a tractor load put in our common area by the gate at Shepherd and Flock?