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We publish a monthly newsletter containing both garden and allotment news and advice as part of our service to the community, along with advertising events that are being organised and other notifications and warnings as deemed necessary.

Newsletter - June 2024

31 May 2024

GUIDE TO GARDENING ~ JUNE

SELECTION OF VEG AND FLOWER PLANTS PLUS BUNCHES OF FLOWERS  AT THE HUT AS AND WHEN AVAILABLE

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Newsletter - May 2024

1 May 2024

Garden News - May 2024

Clear weeds with suitable selective weed killer. Rotovate cleared areas (Cultivator available on site for hire - simply contact the site manager for more information). Rake in 4oz sq. yd. Growmore prior to sowing or planting. Kill weeds on paths, patios and drives. Set up the barbecue. Protect fruit and plants from bird attacks with bird netting. Check the water softener and top up with salt. Water plants thoroughly with an open ended watering can, do not waste time and water by indiscriminate spraying by using a rose once seedlings have emerged. Seed potatoes will not need watering until June at the earliest.

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Newsletter - April 2024

1 April 2024

CAPEL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION'S GUIDE TO GARDENING ~ APRIL

Rotovate cleared areas. Hoe beds and borders then mulch with peat or chipped bark. Control weeds on paths, patios and drives. Scatter slug pellets making sure to use them selectively so they are out of reach from wildlife. Protect your hands with a range of gloves. Water plants thoroughly with an open ended watering can; do not waste time and water by indiscriminate spraying by using a rose once seedlings have emerged. Seed potatoes will not need watering until June at the earliest.

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Newsletter - March 2024

29 February 2024

CAPEL ALLOTMENTS GUIDE TO GARDENING - MARCH

A wide selection of seed potatoes (1st and 2nd earlies + maincrop and salad) are available from the Hut

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Newsletter - February 2024

1 February 2024

ALLOTMENT NEWS

MEMBERSHIP is just £5 a year.

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Newsletter - January 2024

29 December 2023

CAPEL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION - GUIDE TO GARDENING ~ JANUARY

First Early, Second Early and Maincrop Seed Potatoes NOW IN STOCK

THE VEG PLOT: - Continue with your winter digging incorporating well-rotted manure or composted garden waste. Apply bone-meal at 4oz sq. yd. Sow peas and broad beans. Plant rhubarb, cover with strawy-manure. Feed with sulphate of ammonia and cover crowns with boxes or buckets to encourage early growth. When it is too cold, wet or dark to go outside map out where you are intending to grow your vegetables this year trying to rotate the crops whenever possible to reduce the risk of disease. Check sowing dates on packets of seed and band together in months for easy reference. Harvest broccoli, sprouts, cabbage, swede, carrots, celery, leeks and parsnips. Empty compost bins.  

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Newsletter - December 2023

1 December 2023

CAPELALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION'S - GUIDE TO GARDENING IN DECEMBER

Season's greetings to all our members and readers.

VEG PLOT: - Continue winter digging. Mushroom Compost is available at £35 a ‘Bucket’ load delivered to the Pound Lane site; call 01473 310380 to order from Capel Mushrooms. Sow or plant lettuce under cloches. Check brassicas for white fly and spray as necessary. Harvest sprouts and winter cabbage. Leeks and parsnips can be left in the ground until needed.

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Newsletter - November 2023

31 October 2023

CAPEL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION'S - GUIDE TO GARDENING IN NOVEMBER

 

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Newsletter - October 2023

29 September 2023

CAPEL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION'S - GUIDE TO GARDENING ~ OCTOBER

Cut down uncultivated areas and spray regrowth with Bio Glyphosate ready for next season. Water plants thoroughly in dry weather; do not waste time and water by indiscriminate spraying. Feed containers weekly with Maxicrop liquid feed. Stock up with lumpwood charcoal for those late summer barbecues.

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Newsletter - September 2023

29 August 2023

ALLOTMENT NEWS

SAVE £££££££s - AUTUMN SEED SCHEME

NSALGseed catalogues (provided by Kings Seeds) and our own potato seed order forms are being distributed now. If you regularly buy vegetable and flower seeds from us you will know that these schemes can bring you huge savings on normal retail prices.  POTATO ORDERS NEED TO BE PLACED BY 20 OCTOBER.Seed orders can also be placed on line. Seed orders received by 17 NOVEMBER will also help your allotments association by generating a small amount of additional commission. For more details please contact Phil Hickley.

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