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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 - May 2022

27 April 2022

Garden News - May 2022

Clear weeds with Weedol, or Bio Glyphosate. Rotovate cleared areas (Cultivator available on site @ £10 for the first two hours). 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 2022

27 March 2022

CAPEL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION'S GUIDE TO GARDENING ~ APRIL

 

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Newsletter - March 2022

28 February 2022

CAPEL ALLOTMENTS GUIDE TO GARDENING - MARCH

'Premiere' (1st early), 'Kestrel' (2nd early) and 'Cara' (main crop) seed potatoes available from the Hut

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Newsletter - February 2021

26 January 2022

CAPEL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION - FEBRUARY

 

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Newsletter - December 2021

1 December 2021


GUIDE TO GARDENING IN DECEMBER

Season's greetings to all our members and readers.

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Newsletter - November 2021

28 October 2021

CAPEL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION'S - GUIDE TO GARDENING IN NOVEMBER

VEG PLOT: - Pick frost tender crops, clear ground & get started on winter digging incorporating well-rotted manure, composted garden waste or mushroom compost (contact Capel Mushrooms on 01473 310380 for more details). Sow broad beans, lettuce under cloches & peas under fleece. Plant garlic cloves. Apply slug pellets. Cut back yellowing asparagus foliage to 2". Feed compost heaps with sulphate of ammonia. 

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Newsletter - October 2021

30 September 2021

GUIDE TO GARDENING IN OCTOBER 

VEG PLOT :- Pick frost tender crops, clear ground & get started on your winter digging incorporating well rotted manure, composted garden waste or mushroom compost. Plant spring cabbage & onion sets.

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Best Kept Allotment Plot - 2021

25 August 2021

The Results  Are In!

The judging of the best kept allotment plot, best kept polytunnel plot and Best Newcomer has been completed and the results are available.

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Newsletter - August 2021

26 July 2021

ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION'S GUIDE TO GARDENING - AUGUST

Hoe weekly to stop weed seeds germinating. Cut down uncultivated areas and spray re-growth with Bio Glyphosate  ready for next season. Scatter slug pellets. Apply path weed killer. Water plants thoroughly, do not waste time & water by indiscriminate spraying. Top-dress containers with horticultural 4mm grit. Feed weekly with Maxicrop or Phostrogen. If going on holiday arrange for a friend to water plants in containers, frames, greenhouse, outdoor tomatoes, marrows, courgettes & cucumbers. Encourage them to pick ALL sweet peas, courgettes, french & runner beans as these will stop producing if left on the plant. Stock up with ‘Restaurant Quality’ lump wood charcoal for those impromptu barbecues.

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Tribute to Graham Whybrow

26 May 2021

Tribute to Graham Whybrow who died tragically on Sunday 23rd May 2021

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