I have read on another website that the government are allowing the use of the aminopyralid weedkiller again. Here is the quote:

I can hardly believe it but it’s true. They’re allowing the use of aminopyralid herbicide again. This is stupidity of the first order. I mean, if there is to be a stupidity competition in the 2012 Olympics, we’re going to win. No question.

This awful persistent herbicide was taken off the market when those clever people (yes that’s sarcasm) at DEFRA finally got it through their extremely thick armour plated skulls to their peanut brains that thousands of gardeners were suffering from the contaminated manure problem.

Even though they took it off the market, the problem is going to be around until 2013 and we’re not going to be able to trust the most natural fertiliser we have. So now they’ve decided to let it out again.

Well whoopee, lets all rejoice that the our government has shown itself to be so careful of the environment and the interests of organic (and non-organic) gardeners. If I sound annoyed, it’s because I am.

Anyway, we can try to do something about it. John Shobbrook of Black Horse Allotments Association has kindly put a petition online for Gordon Brown”

Now even if it is not true we can at least sign it to ensure that it doesn’t get into our ecosystem again.

Here is the link

Please take a minute to vote – that’s all it will take you.


Hello everyone!

It seems as though despite the fact that people seem to be looking at the site, which is excellent, people still seem to be reticent about using it, or posting anything to the site. Would anyone like a masterclass on how to use this site effectively or how to post items?  Am willing to help if so…. Sam (1st lesson, click on the ‘Leave a comment’ link above and then write in the box that appears and click submit comment to answer to this item 😉 )

Hello BLAG members!

Blacksmiths Lane Allotments

Blacksmiths Lane Allotments


Hello Everyone and welcome to your new website!

It is up to you what we make it so please feel free to post photos, chat and contribute in which ever way you like. There are a number of pages that you can post to, from a general forum to a profile page where you can put details of yourselves including who you are, what you are growing, any advice you have and even put photos of yourselves and/or your plot. Also feel free to let me know what you think of the site and tell me if you have any suggestions or changes you think will improve it.

The main thing is to enjoy it!