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On Sunday 7 June we joined the Ickenham Marsh Partnership balsam bashing on the Ickenham Marshes. To see how we got on, please download the report below.

Balsam Bashing June 2015


In April 2014 the Glebe allotment AGM was held on their site. Many thanks to Graham Tarling for the photos.

The site won the cup for best Hillingdon Allotment for the second year running, quite an achievement ! It was a good afternoon with tea, cakes, and some very nice home made samosas.

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Hard at work on the allotments

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Genral view of the allotments

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Allotment AGM underway

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Plenty of digging to be done

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Winners of Best Hillingdon Allotments 2013

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Welcome to Glebe Allotments

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Well prepared ground

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Bee hive behind fruit bushes

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Close up of the bees in the hive

On Friday 4th November 2011, the day’s cloudy start gave way to glorious sunshine in time for 50 or so people to gather outside Ickenham Village Hall, where the Reverend Ken Tombs, Honorary Curate of St Giles’ Church, Ickenham, unveiled a plaque dedicated to the memory of John Gloster and Tom Upton.

 

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The picture above shows Margery Gloster and Beryl Upton with the Rev Ken Tombs and ISHS Chairman Graham Tarling.

The picture on the left is the plaque that was unveiled by Rev Tombs at the ceremony.

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View of the allotments in June

On 12 September Glebe Allotmenteers had a "Cake Eating Party".  We had prepared too many cakes for our Open Evening in June and the left-overs needed eating after having kept in the freezer since then, so about 30 of us made the sacrifice: it was truly a most delicious experience! St Peter sent us  delightful weather for the afternoon and the plots looked almost as good as the Show in the Village Hall on  the day before. Our Chairman and fellow allotmenteer Graham provided most of the splendid raffle prizes and the top prize was a knitted soft toy "Roland Rat the Gardner", donated by Linda French.
We did have such fun!!!
 

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Scarecrow guarding the strawberries

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Allotment holder displaying her plot

Click here to see a report and photos of our AGM December 2011

Click here to see a report and photos of our AGM December 2010

Click here to see a report and photos of our AGM December 2009