Coppice Road Allotments Association

(affiliated to the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd)

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The following links will be of interest, but the C.R.A.A. take no responsiblity for the content of external sites.

The Royal Horticultural Society - ‘Grow Your Own Veg’

The RHS is the leading horticultural authority, with a history stretching back over 250 years. This link takes you to the ‘Grow Your Own Veg’ section of their website, but you can navigate to other sections from there.

Vegetable Sowing & Planting Guide - download .pdf printable copy here.

Cae Hir Gardens

Cae Hir Gardens is an RHS ‘Partner Garden’ and is situated on the edge of the village of Cribyn in West Wales. Created entirely by one man, Wil Akkermans, from 6 acres of steep hillside fields and boggy low-lying land, the result is a beautifully landscaped garden complete with tranquil pools. The garden contains numerous interesting plants and specimen trees combined with inspired use of native flora to create stunning vistas both within the garden and of the surrounding hills. Definitely not a garden to miss, and once visited you’ll want to go again and again! Click here for website.

Reaseheath College, Nantwich, Cheshire - Horticultural Studies

Reaseheath College is a major UK college for the study of land-based subjects. In addition to horticultural studies, it covers a diverse range of disciplines, including sports turf management, garden design, agriculture, equine management, building, dairy food production and many other topics. It offers full- and part-time courses for all ages, both vocational and non-vocational. People wishing to further their gardening expertise can study for the RHS Level II and Level III (Advanced and Diploma) certificates during day or evening courses.

The Allotments Regeneration Initiative

A ‘must see’ website link for all allotment associations, and those groups thinking of forming an association. Lots of leaflets, resource guides and case studies, many downloadable for free.

ARI is a leading force in the struggle to enhance allotments throughout the UK., depending solely on grant funding, this is an organisation well worth every allotment holder’s support.  

The site to visit to get early warning alerts of the incidence of Late Potato Blight (Phytophthora infestans) in your area

The Potato Council

The Potato Council  website for all things related to ‘spuds’. Although parts of the site are restricted to professional growers and levy payers, there is still much to interest the keen amateur potato grower.

What is Potato Blight - A Guide for Gardeners

A PDF leaflet explaining the signs to look for when checking potatoes for Late Potato Blight.

Other Sites of Interest

The Poynton village (town) web site for news of local happenings and events, local history and information.

Poynton Town Council - website for local government information

The web site of Direct Garden Services in Northern Ireland, an excellent reference site for all gardening matters.

The web site of the National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners Ltd

Allotments - The Plotholder’s Guide

The web site of Garden Organic (Henry Doubleday Research Association) for information on organic growing by the amateur.

The web site of Thrive, the national charity for the promotion of gardening for those affected by a disability.

The web site of Turners Plant & Garden Nursery Ltd, Alderley Edge, Cheshire

The online issue of The Kitchen Garden magazine

The website of the Poynton Horticultural & Agricultural Society - organisers of the annual Poynton Show

North West Counties Association of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners

County Body and Regional Panel of NSALG Ltd - local and regional news and events for allotments in the north-west

Macclesfield Community Garden Centre - Situated in West Park’s former plant nursery complex, this is a social enterprise project to assist adults with learning disability to develop their horticultural skills and to help realise their potential through a combination of work and training in a fully equipped commercial Garden Centre, leading to a professional qualification accredited by Reaseheath College  - further details on this website here  - visit their website here -