Equipment & Consumables

Essential Allotment Equipment: What We NEED

  • stakes – medium & high heights
  • staple gun & staples
  • thin garden fork – ideally with a metal handle (the reason we need a new one is that the old favourite had a wooden handle and was snapped off at the join to the metal frame and tines)
  • paving slabs (another dozen)


Wish & Shopping List 

  • another metal framed arbour
  • more bricks!!
  • wood sheeting (marine plywood) x 2
  • wooden planks for terracing (ideally old scaffolding planks)
  • old windows in wood frames (for a make-do cold frame/glass house)
  • corrugated clear plastic roofing material (for ‘car port’ shack)


Consumables (that we have): 

  • box of garden netting
  • garden wire (coated metal)
  • string & twine
  • bone meal
  • slug pellets
  • liquid tomato fertiliser
  • garden vegetable bug spray (vs blackfly)


Essential Equipment: What We Have 

  • garden fork
  • garden spade
  • garden rake – metal (different from leaf rake)
  • garden hoe x 2
  • long handled small garden fork
  • plastic watering cans x 2
  • hand fork
  • hand spade – thin spade for bulb & onion planting
  • hand rake
  • 3 pronged hand weeder
  • first aid kit: bug spray, after bite, bandages, surgical tape (in plastic tub)
  • large compost box:  this we found on site and is a big plastic square crate with top and bottom hatch for removing compost)
  • plastic web netting (for peas)
  • chicken wire (for wood framed box frames to cover raised beds)
  • plastic trays to hold rainwater for the birds & wildlife – with a stone & sticks to aide escape for any beasties that fall into the water


Extravagance & Extras

  • 2 white wooden folding chairs
  • 2 small wooden cable spools (to use stacked as a raised table)
  • plastic storage trunk (holding tools, fertilisers, slug pellets, first aid kit etc.)
  • attractive ceramic & terracotta pots planted with cyclamen, crocus, flowering bulbs etc