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Newsletter - December 2021

1 December 2021

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Season's greetings to all our members and readers.

On The Plot

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 & spray as necessary. Harvest sprouts & winter cabbage. Leeks & parsnips can be left in the ground until needed.

FRUIT: - Apply a Winter Tree Wash to fruit trees and bushes. Plant trees & bushes with a dusting of bone meal.

GREENHOUSE: - Empty & wash down with Jeyes fluid. Line with bubble plastic. Bring in all frost tender plants. Check for white fly. Sow carrots in a pot and main crop onions & leeks in trays around Boxing Day.

FLOWERS: - Tidy borders & mulch. Wrap potted plants in fleece.

LAWNS: - Aerate badly drained areas. Mow with blades set high. Clean & overhaul equipment. Contact Steve Blake for repairs & service on 07813 814623 or TGCGarden Machinery Services at Tattingstone  for repairs & service & new equipment at very competitive prices on 01473 327737. CARE. STALE FUEL OVER 4 WEEKS OLD can damage carburettors and cause poor starting & engines to run rough. Use fuel additives to keep fuel fresh.

All horticultural product items are available to our members from a range of quality providers to meet basic gardening needs. Membership is just £5 per annum. Find an application form on our web site.




THE HUT is now closed for the winter but will open once a month over the winter period on Saturday December 4th December and Saturday 8th January from 10am to 12 noon. We will also be using a 'click and collect' facility so that you can collect your order on one of these dates or a pre-arranged date agreed with us. A limited delivery service will be available to those members who are physically unable to attend THE HUT to collect their order. THE HUT will reopen for the new growing season on Saturday 5th February 2022.

AND FINALLY we hope you have had a productive year and are looking forward to the new season. We have already ordered our stock for ‘The Hut’, planned yet more improvements for the site and we are in advanced stages of preparation for next year's Annual Show.