Summer Social Event 2023

A big thank you to all plot holders, family and friends who attended the 2023 summer social event, it was a huge turn out! 

Many thanks go to those who helped with the event set up, donated raffle prizes,  provided food & drink, helped on the day and the big clear up after the event! Continue reading

Tallest Sunflower Competition – The Results!

Back in the April 2023 Newsletter, it was announced that all plot holders could take part in the tallest sunflower competition. The rules were simple, grab some free sunflower seeds from Gill, stick them in the ground and nurture them and help them grow!

Judging was due to take place in September, however many are going by their sell by date! So the judging took place at the end of July. Continue reading

Winter Harvesting – Rain Water!

It is that time of the year when the wet stuff falls from the sky, often putting the majority of us off visiting the allotments. That does not mean that your allotment can’t be doing something useful without you being there!

Have you considered harvesting rainwater for use during the warmer weather? All you need is an above ground structure, some guttering and downpipe and a water butt or similar container.Continue reading

A message of condolence

The Countesthorpe Gardens and Allotment Society Committee was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

Reigning for over 70 years, the Queen ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history, becoming a much loved and respected figure across the globe.

The committee sends their deepest condolences to the Royal family at this sad time. 

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Pumpkin Competition 2022

Back for it’s 3rd year, the competition to see who has grown the heaviest pumpkin! 

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and there are two categories that you can enter into, the Mammoth & Giant Atlantic and the Normal Halloween Pumpkins. 

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Compost Toilet – Now open for ‘business’

The long awaited compost toilet ‘The Bog’ is now open for business!

It was appreciated during the summer fun day at the weekend.

It is located behind the green container, it features a solar powered light, water pump and running water. The toilet will be available to use during the season whilst the water is turned on. Please keep an eye out for posts on the website and posters on the main gate for notifications as to when the water will be turned on and off.

Please see the attached pictures for instructions on how to use it, as it is slightly different to other toilets you have used. You will need to read the instructions or you will be left, quite literally in the dark, when you close the door.

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Summer Social Event 2022

Thank you to all plot holders, friends and family who attended the Summer social event on 20th August.

Looking back to when we last had a show/social event, it was 5 years ago!

It was good to finally deliver an event to plot holders, friend and family after so many circumstances preventing this from happening over the past 5 years.

Many thanks from the committee to those who attended and everyone involved with setting up, running the even and to the many plot holders who brought along food (we had nothing short of tables resembling a banquet!)

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Trophy Cup Winners 2022

On the 20th August, the 2022 trophy cup winners were announced at Countesthorpe Gardens and Allotments.

The two trophies that allotment members were competing for were the Best Allotment and the Most Improved Plot. Plots 8, 4B, 5, 24, 38, 47 and 48, were all picked by the Allotment Society Committee to be in for a chance of winning the Best Allotment trophy. Plots 9B, 29A, 14, 12A, 12B and 55 were identified by the Committee as contenders for the Most Improved Plot trophy.

After careful consideration from the Committee, the winners were chosen!

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