Allotment Supplies

Ashley Down Shop

Run by our local Allotment Associations, the site store sells seeds, seed potatoes, equipment, and more, including:

  • Seed potatoes (first and second earlies and maincrops – 16 varieties)
  • Onion sets, shallots, and garlic
  • Composts, fertilisers and other sundries

Station Road (off Ashley Down Rd), BS7 9LA. Open every Saturday and Sunday 10.30-12.00 noon

Compost

Compost for Sale

From the Allotment Association

The Allotment Association is selling top quality, peat free, organic compost (Soil Association Certified) to members on the Golden Hill Site. £5 per wheelbarrow load, approx. 80 litres.

Pete Clee will be available for members wishing to buy on Wednesdays (all day) and Sundays from 1.00pm – 3.00pm (or contact him on 0117 975 6647). Members from other fields can collect by arrangement with Pete.

Mushroom Compost

Nathan can supply mushroom compost. He can do bulk tipper loads from a Transit Tipper and will get near has possible to your plot and deliver 7 days a week at a time that suits you. Contact Nathan on 07970 559156 or email bondiresue22@gmail.com.

Manure

Truckload of manure
Truckload of manure

From 1 Ton Loads

Well rotted manure from 4 year old beef cattle.
Ring 07900980935 and ask for Pete.

From Dee

We have well-rotted horse manure at £2 a bag and fresh horse manure at £1 a bag. All manure is clean – no shavings and straw. Bags are between 15-20kg.
We have a delivery service if required or collection is available from Westerleigh.
Contact Dee on 07810 808507 or email dee24668@aol.com.

From Nathan

We can supply well-rotted cow or horse manure (bagged – 50 litres at £3.00).  I can do bulk tipper loads from a Transit Tipper and will get near has possible to your plot. I deliver 7 days a week at a time that suits you. Any amounts from a cubic metre at £30 or 4 cubic metres for £80.
Contact Nathan on 07970 559156 or email bondiresue22@gmail.com.

Avon Riding for the Disabled

Manure for the taking – manure needs to be collected yourself. Fantastic quality, really well rotted. Horses are kept on straw not sawdust so ideal for allotments. £5 a load but you have to load it yourself. The money goes to the disabled riding centre which is a charity. Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled, Kings Weston Road, Henbury, Bristol BS10 7QT. Tel: 0117 959 0266.

Other Suppliers

Please note that we do not endorse the products and services listed and cannot vouch for their quality.

Seed suppliers

The Soil Association

Nicky’s Nursery – Highly recommended by Pete. Small quantities of excellent seeds at reasonable prices.

The Real Seed Catalogue – An excellent, small company supplying organic and heritage seeds.

The Organic Seed Catalogue

Just Seeds – We are a small seed supplier who focuses on quality we only sell seed strains that have been tested and proven to grow a success crop over a three year period – in return we would be more than happy to provide your allotment with a discount code that members could use to obtain seeds.

Grow Seed

Special seeds – a nursery near Bath specialising in unusual plants and seeds

Fruit bushes and trees

Most of the major seed houses will also sell fruit bushes and trees. The links below are for specialists.

Pomona Fruits

Herbs

Jekka McVickar – Wonderful site for buying organic herbs and herbal products, kitchen, home and health. Lots of advice and tips. See Jekka’s ‘New Book of Herbs‘. Do check out her blog.

Suffolk Herbs (Kings Seeds)

Herbal Haven

Norfolk Herbs – Great plants – I can vouch for them – M.

Many of the main seed companies also sell herb seeds and plants.

Miscellaneous

Hazel Beanpoles and Hazel Pea Sticks
Beanpoles: 10ft to 12ft – £10 for 11; £20  for 23
Pea Sticks:  4ft – 5ft – £5 for 25
Ring Chris on 0117 9351746
Email: christrowglassdesign@hotmail.com

UK Sleepers
Reclaimed sleepers treated / untreated  – new untreated and new eco friendly treated sleepers. Do check for offers.

Bristol Wood Recycling Project
SCAFFOLDING PLANKS FOR SALE – 3.9m / 13ft
£12 EACH – Free delivery to this site for orders over £100
Normal Delivery Charge – £15

Ready-made raised beds of any size at £5 Per Metre of wood
Self-assembly raised beds at £4.50 Per Metre of wood

Contact: info@bwrp.org.uk or tel 0117 972 3219
 4, William St, Bristol BS2 0RG

Local Blacksmith
For any tool repairs involving metal try Fred Brodnax blacksmiths in Somerville Rd, just off the Gloucester Rd. Call Fred Brodnax on 0117 914 7566 or 07914 931782 . He’s happy to undertake small jobs and is obviously competitively priced.

Topsoil & Bark
Contact Nathan on 07970 559156 or email bondiresue22@gmail.com.

Gardening and Allotment Equipment

Most of the major seed houses also sell essential gardening equipment – do check for the best deals.

Gardening Naturally sell a whole range of products to protect crops on the allotment including fleece, nets, cages, natural pest control as well as tools and many other useful items.

Two Wests and Elliott – Wonderful equipment for the garden, greenhouse and allotment. But, not cheap.