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Monday 6 November 2017

Candle decoration

“Workshop” Christmas Table Decoration

Have fun putting together your own table decoration in time for Christmas.

South Marston Village Hall @ 7:30pm.

£10 for non-members (this includes materials for the decoration and 1 years membership).

A warm welcome awaits you along with tea and cake as well as a

raffle.

For more information, please contact Mike New on 827807 or 07999914751

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South Marston Gardening Club

Orchid

Monday 9 October 2017

“Easy Orchids” by Geoff Hobson.

Geoff specialises in orchids and will talk about how to grow and care for them successfully.

If you have an orchid that you would like advice on, please bring it along.

South Marston Village Hall @ 7:30pm.

£2 entry fee on the door or £10 full membership.

A warm welcome awaits you along with tea and cake as well as a

raffle.

For more information, please contact Mike New on 827807 or 07999914751

South Marston Gardening Club

Monday 4 September @ 7:30pm Pete and Bob Biggs talk about “Herbs in Season”. They will bring along a large selection of Herbs which go on sale at £2 each at the end of the evening.

Where: South Marston Village Hall, £2 entry fee on the door (for non members).  Raffle and Refreshments available.

For more information, please contact Mike New on 827807 or 07999914751

Annual Flower and Produce Show – This Saturday (19th August)

The South Marston Gardening Club’s Annual Flower and Produce Show is this Saturday (19th August).

Even if you don’t want to enter, pop along to the Village Hall at 5pm to view the entries. along with a cup of tea and cake.  There’s also a raffle.

At 5:30pm Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables, Baking and Preserves are auctioned off so you could grab yourself some bargains to take home.

For more information about entering, please contact Mike New on Tel. 827807 or look at the Gardening Club’s section on the website (click on link). Flower and Produce Show – Saturday 19 August 2017

Hope to see you there!

Flower and Produce Show – Saturday 19 August 2017

South Marston Gardening Club – Flower and Produce Show to be held on Saturday 19 August 2017

Friday 18 August 7pm to 8:30pm – Register your Exhibits (see list below) at the Village Hall – Schedules 50p available from Mike New Tel. 827807

Saturday 19 August

10am to 12:30pm – Staging of Exhibits

1pm to 4pm – Judging takes place

5pm – Doors open to the public – Admission at door 20p (per adult)

Refreshments and Raffle available

5:30pm – Presentation of Show Winners followed by Auction of Produce (the Committee will be grateful for any exhibit left for sale) and Raffle Prize Draw

SECTION “A”

  1. 3 Potatoes (white)
  2. 3 Potatoes (coloured)
  3. 5 French Beans
  4. 5 Pods of Peas
  5. 5 Runner Beans
  6. 5 Broad Beans
  7. 3 Onions – under ½ lb in weight
  8. 3 Onions – over ½ lb in weight
  9. 3 Beetroot
  10. 3 Courgettes
  11. 3 Carrots
  12. 2 Cabbages
  13. 2 Cauliflowers
  14. 6 Pickling Shallots (under 30mm in diameter)
  15. 6 Large Shallots (over 30mm in diameter)
  16. 1 Cucumber
  17. 3 Tomatoes
  18. Truss of Tomatoes
  19. Collection of 5 different Vegetables (same quantity and variety as listed in classes 1 – 18 in a seed tray not exceeding 24” x 18”) i.e. 3 carrots, 2 cauliflowers, 3 onions, 3 beetroot and 3 French beans.
  20. Collection of any 5 Vegetables (one of each of any 5 different kinds in a seed tray not exceeding 18” x 12”)
  21. Collection of 5 Salad Vegetables (All different)
  22. Collection of Fresh Herbs
  23. Longest Runner Bean
  24. Heaviest Onion
  25. Heaviest Potato
  26. Any other Vegetable not on schedule
  27. Ugly or Misshapen Vegetable (Please give your vegetable a “name”)
  28. Bowl of Home Grown Fruit (5 of same kind)

SECTION “B”

  1. Fuchsia* – Standard – maximum length of stem from top of soil to first branch not to exceed 42”

SECTION “B1”

  1. Hanging Basket*

* Above two entries (B & B1) £1 each entry

SECTION “B2”

  1. 1 Single Rose
  2. 3 Roses
  3. 5 Asters (single or double)
  4. 3 Decorative Dahlias (multi coloured)
  5. 3 Cactus Dahlias
  6. 3 Pompom Dahlias (2” maximum diameter)
  7. 1 Specimen Dahlia (large)
  8. 3 Carnations
  9. 5 Pansies
  10. 5 Stalks of Sweet Peas
  11. 3 Spikes of Gladioli
  12. 1 Specimen spike of Gladiolus
  13. 3 Vases of Flowers (a different variety in each vase – no extra foliage)
  14. 1 Pot Geranium**
  15. 1 Pot Fuchsia**
  16. Flowering Pot Plant**
  17. Succulent Pot Plant**
  18. Foliage Pot Plant**
  19. Cactus Pot Plant**

**maximum 7” diameter measured across top of pot from edge to edge (classes 44 – 49)

SECTION “B3”

  1. Square Floral Carpet (not exceeding 6” x 6”)
  2. Miniature Flower Arrangement (under 4” x 4”)
  3. Floral Arrangement “Psychedelic 60s” (not to exceed 15” overall)
  4. Arrangement in a Basket (not to exceed 15” overall)

SECTION “C”

  1. Photograph “Landmark”
  2. Photograph “Spring Bulbs”

SECTION “D”

  1. Jar Soft Fruit Jam (in 1lb jar)
  2. Jar Stone Fruit Jam (in 1lb jar)
  3. Jar Jelly (in 1lb jar)
  4. Jar Marmalade (in 1lb jar)
  5. Jar Lemon Curd (in 1lb jar)
  6. Sweet Chutney (in 1lb jar)
  7. Pickled Onions or Shallots
  8. 6 Bread Rolls
  9. 6 Sausage Rolls
  10. Apple Pie (with pastry top and bottom and no decoration)
  11. 6 Cheese Scones
  12. 6 Fruit Scones
  13. Bread Pudding or Bread and Butter Pudding
  14. Victoria Sandwich (see ingredients listed below)
  15. Fruit Cake (see ingredients listed below)
  16. 6 Decorated Cup Cakes
  17. Carrot Cake (any shape or size)
  18. Shortbread

SECTION “E”

  1. Homemade Wine, Lager, Beer, Cider or Liquor

SECTION “F”

  1. Metal, Wood or Glass Item
  2. Knitting or Crochet item
  3. Cross Stich or Embroidery Item
  4. Artwork (Charcoal, Watercolour etc)

INGREDIENTS FOR CLASSES 69 & 70

 Victoria Sandwich   Fruit Cake
6oz Self Raising Flour   8oz Self Raising Flour
6oz Caster Sugar   7oz Fruit
6oz Butter or Margarine   4oz Sugar
3 Eggs   4oz Butter or Margarine
Jam   2 Eggs
    1/8th pint Milk
 
Cakes can be made in any size tin using the above ingredients only.  Judges will use their discretion to disqualify cakes made using any other ingredients.

For more information contact Mike New Tel. 827807 or Angela Newton Tel 832034.

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Section B3

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Section B2

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Section D

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Section A

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2016 Winners Presentation