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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 - July 2023

29 June 2023

GUIDE TO GARDENING ~ JULY

Hoe weekly to stop weed seeds germinating. Cut down and spray uncultivated areas. Scatter slug pellets responsibly. Water plants. Top-dress containers. Feed weekly. If going on holiday arrange for a friend to water plants. Tell them to pick ALL sweet peas, courgettes, french and runner beans as these will stop producing if left on the plant. Stock up with charcoal for those impromptu barbecues.

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Newsletter - June 2023

29 May 2023

GUIDE TO GARDENING ~ JUNE

 

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Newsletter - May 2023

29 April 2023

Garden News - May 2023                                                               

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 2023

1 April 2023

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 2023

1 March 2023

CAPEL ALLOTMENTS GUIDE TO GARDENING ~ MARCH

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

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Newsletter - February 2023

30 January 2023

FEBRUARY - ALLOTMENT NEWS

MEMBERSHIP is just £5 a year.

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Newsletter - January 2023

5 January 2023

CAPEL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION - GUIDE TO GARDENING ~ JANUARY

 

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Newsletter - December 2022

1 December 2022

Capel Allotments Association - Guide To Gardening In December

Season's greetings to all our members and readers.

VEG PLOT: - Continue winter digging. Mushroom Compost is available at £30 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 2022

27 October 2022

CAPEL ALLOTMENTS ASSOCIATION'S - GUIDE TO GARDENING IN NOVEMBER

VEG PLOT: - Pick frost tender crops, clear ground and 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 and 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 2022

28 September 2022

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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