Allotment shops

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Nige2Plots

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Allotment shops
« on: November 12, 2010, 19:54 »
Most allotment sites have them. I was wondering if we could compare prices to see the cheapest and most expensive items available across the country! Any takers?

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Re: Allotment shops
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010, 21:17 »
good idea, I've been looking but haven't found my price list yet  :nowink:  :wacko:
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2010, 00:58 »
the prices fluctuate quite a lot so by the time you have a delivery you have to adjust all the prices. Usually compost and weed killer that changes quite regularly.  Most lotty shops only operate on a cost basis and will add a very small percentage to cover operating costs. The folks in the shop are normally volunteers, well ours are  :)

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2010, 20:02 »
Our association uses Mr Fothergill's for seeds and depending on how big the overall order is we generally get just over 50% discount.

The shop sell just about everthing from

Seed potatoes at 2.40 for 3Kg

Growmore and Blood Fish and Bone at 11 for 25Kg

to 4 metre wide fruitcage netting at 75p per metre.
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Re: Allotment shops
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2010, 20:13 »
Thank you Aunt Sally that's the spirit.
Our Humax 60 litre compost sells at 4.30 per bag and 6X pelleted fertilizer at 7.00 per100 Litre bag. I think both are great deals. The mark up on these is very little.

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2010, 20:51 »
We use a discount seed scheme via NSALG and Kings Seeds.

Our compost is 4 for 70 litres but that's what we have in at the moment

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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2010, 21:06 »
What do you pay for lime Nige ?

Ours is 4.35 for 25Kg

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2010, 21:08 »
Ours is 3.75

I think our shop is sounding a bit too cheap  :D

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Re: Allotment shops
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2010, 21:13 »
It does sound good value CQ.  If it's too cheap though it means the association has less money to spend on improvements etc.

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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2010, 21:15 »
It has to keep a fighting fund in reserve for fending off the developers

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Re: Allotment shops
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2010, 21:17 »
A few pence here and their on prices would hardly even be noticed and would boost the fighting fund.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2010, 21:35 by Aunt Sally »

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Nige2Plots

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Re: Allotment shops
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2010, 08:06 »
What do you pay for lime Nige ?

Ours is 4.35 for 25Kg
I appear to have a bargain at 3.80 per bag :) Just noticed compostqueen's is 5 pence cheaper!
« Last Edit: November 14, 2010, 08:09 by Nige2Plots »

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Re: Allotment shops
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2010, 10:20 »
Not wishing to put the cat amongst the pigeons, but would prices in general, be a bit lower further away from London?

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Re: Allotment shops
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2010, 11:03 »
I can't see why they should be Mum.

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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2010, 13:40 »
More affluent areas, pay higher prices (that's how Tesco set their store prices)  ::)

The seed potatoes here are also 2.40 for 3 kg, onion sets are 1.10 for 3kg.

Haven't found the list for anything else. doh!



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