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Association News - August 2017

2 August 2017

2017 FLOWER & PRODUCE SHOW

Show Schedules are now available for the Capel St Mary Allotment Association's Annual Show which will take place on the weekend of 2nd & 3rd September in the Village Hall. Entries from non-members are welcome to what is one of the Region's best-supported Flower & Produce Shows. Once again, the Show will feature over 120 classes including produce, fruit, handicraft, cookery, photography, mammoth, novelty and children's classes. All sections are open for anyone to enter except the Capel Residents classes that are only open to those who grow flowers and produce in Capel. There is a Fruit section with separate classes for Apples and Pears, Blackberries, Raspberries and Plums. The Flower Arrangement classes will test creative skills and visitors to the Show always enjoy looking at many colourful exhibits. The Photography section is very popular and there are 4 classes, so early planning is advisable. The Cookery classes include some old favourites and jars of jam and preserves. Why not get the children started on the many different options .This year's Capel Allotments Association Annual Show is the 40th to be held, making it one of the longest established Shows from around the Region. Admission is free to members of the public on both days from 11am. Show Schedules are available from the "Hut" at the Association's Allotment Site in Pound Lane, Capel, or from Show Secretary Wendy Russell.

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Association News - July 2017

2 July 2017

Summer BBQ 2017 for Members & their guests. Join us from 5.30pm at the Pound Lane Allotments Site on Saturday July 30th. Join in the games, quiz & treasure hunt or just sit back and relax. A three course meal (plus cheese board) will be served from around 7.30pm.  Tickets at £8.50 each are available from ‘The Hut’ or Graham info@capelallotments.co.uk. B.Y.O drinks. Teas & Coffee available all night from our ‘pop-up kitchen’. Limited seating will be available so please bring your own. Sample menu on our web site which is subject to change. Tickets are going fast so book now if you would like to join us.

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Garden News - July 2017

2 July 2017

‘BBQ 2017 ‘40th Anniversary’ TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW

(@’The Hut’ or call Graham)

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Best In Show At Suffolk Show

21 June 2017

Following on from the success of the previous two years when the SSALG stand at the Suffolk Show won a Silver Guilt and a Gold Medal, Dennis Smith and Graham Whybrow, from Capel St Mary Allotments, were again asked to grow the plants to fill the raised beds. At a meeting of the SSALG held before Christmas Graham proposed an L shaped design with five red wheelbarrows elevated on a stand-alone plinth around an 8 ‘ high white flowered runner bean wigwam. He also suggested that two 8’ x 4’ photo boards were used in the right hand corner of the plot depicting 160 photographs taken over a 12 month period, which he had been working on for Capel Allotments web site, of vegetables, flowers & fruit at different stages of growth to give a ‘wow’ effect to visitors as they progressed through the flower tent. Ray & Tom Bedwell, Sylvie Bettsworth, Mick Webb & Pam Rushbrook would supply and display the support material, a table, chairs and sun brolly to complete the display & man the stand along with Charles & Brenda Heath, Christine Hussey, Philippa & Mike Brandon & Karen Kenny. Kings Seeds very generously provided the seeds required to grow all the plants need for the display and a box full of seed packets to give out over the two day event.
In mid-March Dennis and Graham began sowing 300 pots of plants in the Polytunnel at Capel. With many successes, and a few failures, these were tended for the next 10 weeks, thinning out & watering, sometimes twice a day. They also had trial runs of radish & cress in egg shells to get the timing right.

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Summer Newsletter 2017

15 June 2017

Summer Is Finally Here

Along with the arrival of summer, we are pleased to announce our summer newsletter for 2017 is now available and can be accessed here. Please take time to read this and if you have any comments please feel free to email us using one of the email addresses on our contacts page.

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Garden News - June 2017

28 May 2017

GUIDE TO GARDENING IN JUNE

 1977 to 2017 “We’ve been growing for 40 years”

E-mail info@capelallotments.co.uk

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Association News - June 2017

28 May 2017

MEMBERS SUMMER BBQ (40th Anniversary) 2017

Members & their guests can come and join us from 5.30pm at the Pound Lane Allotments Site on Saturday July 29h. Join in the games, quiz & treasure hunt or just sit back and relax. A three course meal (plus cheese board) will be served from around 7.30pm. Tickets at £8.50 each are available from ‘The Hut’ or phone Graham or info@capelallotments.co.uk. (sub teens £5, up to 3yrs free) B.Y.O drinks. Teas & Coffee available all night from our ‘pop-up kitchen’. Limited seating will be available so please bring your own. There is a proposed menu on our web site which is subject to change.

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Association History

7 April 2017

We have just published a new document detailing the history of the Capel St Mary Allotments Association. This document has been written by Charles Heath. You can obtain a copy here, or from the Association History page.

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Plots Available

9 March 2017

If you are interested in renting a plot please click here  to download an application form, when completed please email it to  the Membership Secretary - as of the 9th March  2017 there are  four vacant half-plots and no waiting list for a plot. Plots are at present available to residents of Capel St. Mary and the surrounding village's  

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DIGGING FOR VICTORY RELEASED ON DVD!

2 June 2013

 

 DIGGING FOR VICTORY RELEASED ON DVD!

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