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DAS is a member of NAS, a great place to find advice on anything to do with allotments

Kings offer an excellent seed discound scheme through the National Allotment Society, orders for which go in in October each year.  Check out the online catalogue and make choices here - but ask for the DAS members NAS catalogue or online access code to order - it's very much cheaper than the garden centre.

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The Parish Council's website and contact.  Email Joanne Depradines-Smith, Parish Clerk, if you want to rent an allotment or have a query about tenancy

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Seeds of Italy is family-owned and sells really excellent seeds, most of which are produced in Italy.  They grow very well here (the Italian mountain regions have much more extreme weather than we do) and are great value.  DAS members get a  substantial discount through the Society. We put in a spring and autumn bulk order (in March and October).  

Cambridge City Council's allotment page with lots of useful local information and links

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Owned by Rob Smit of Duxford, who is also a fellow allotment-holder.  All types of gardening work undertaken from design and hard landscaping to giving a hand with maintenence

Light, strong and well-balanced bronze garden tools from Europe.  Implementations has a wide range of well-designed and durable bronze tools that are great for serious gardeners.  More expensive than the mass-market Wilkinsons or Yeoman but well worth the investment.  

Compost, made from the composted contents of green bins, is available to collect free at the Amey depot near Waterbeach (postcode CB25 9PG).  Take a trailer or a supply of strong bin bags!  The same stuff is available bagged up at the Thriplow recycling site for £2.50 a bag.

Comprehensive gardening discount website.  Lots of good deals on everything needed to grow fruit and veg, and make preserves.

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Everything you need to label and support plants.  Huge variety of plant labels much cheaper than garden centre prices, for example 50 x 5" labels in 6 different colours for £1.75.  Giant (12") labels are especially good for potato rows etc - never lose the variety again!

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Information, advice and a blog for allotment-holders and vegetable gardeners

Manufacture trace element sprays that prevent crop damage from slugs, snails, rabbits, deer etc without damaging wildlife.

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The most prestigious of British gadening associations has a website with lots of free information and advice about all aspects of gardening.  DAS is affiliated to the RHS and has access to member-only advice services.  Email if you have a question you'd like their help with.  

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Suppliers of mulches, soil improvers, landscaping materials and lots of other gardening sundries.  Excellent delivery service.  

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