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Annual Flower and Produce Show

Don’t forget this Saturday is the Village Annual Flower and Produce Show.

By now, you should have received the Schedule through your letterbox or via email.

There are over 60 classes and something for everyone.

Held in the Village Hall

Saturday 17 August 2019 (Timings below)

Friday 16 August 7pm to 8:30pm – Register your Exhibits at the Village Hall

Timings for Saturday are as follows:

Saturday 17 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.

List of Classes

  1. 3 Potatoes (white or coloured)
  2. 5 French Beans
  3. 5 Pods of Peas
  4. 5 Runner Beans
  5. 5 Broad Beans
  6. 3 Onions – under ½ lb in weight
  7. 3 Onions – over ½ lb in weight
  8. 3 Beetroot
  9. 1 Courgette
  10. 3 Carrots
  11. 2 Cabbages
  12. 6 Pickling Shallots (under 30mm in diameter)
  13. 6 Large Shallots (over 30mm in diameter)
  14. 1 Cucumber
  15. 3 Tomatoes
  16. Truss of Tomatoes
  17. Collection of any 5 Vegetables (one of each of any 5 different kinds in a seed tray not exceeding 18” x 12”)
  18. Collection of Fresh Herbs
  19. Longest Runner Bean
  20. Heaviest Onion
  21. Heaviest Potato
  22. Any other Vegetable not on schedule
  23. Ugly or Misshapen Vegetable (Please give your vegetable a “name”)
  24. Bowl of Home Grown Fruit (5 of same kind)
  25. Standard Fuchsia
  26. Hanging Basket, Container, Pot or Tub
  27. 1 Single Rose
  28. 3 Roses
  29. 5 Asters (single or double)
  30. 3 Decorative Dahlias
  31. 3 Cactus Dahlias
  32. 3 x Pompom Dahlias
  33. 1 Specimen Dahlia (large)
  34. 5 Pansies
  35. 5 Stalks of Sweet Peas
  36. 1 Specimen spike of Gladiolus
  37. 3 Vases of Flowers (a different variety in each vase – no extra foliage)
  38. Flowering Pot Plant (Geranium, Fuchsia, Orchid etc.)
  39. Foliage Pot Plant (Succulent, Cactus etc.)
  40. Square Floral Carpet (not exceeding 6” x 6”)
  41. Miniature Flower Arrangement (under 4” x 4”)
  42. Arrangement in a Basket (not to exceed 15” overall)
  43. Photograph “Spider’s Cobweb”
  44. Photograph “Church Window”
  45. Jar Soft Fruit Jam (in 1lb jar)
  46. Jar Stone Fruit Jam (in 1lb jar)
  47. Jar Jelly (in 1lb jar)
  48. Jar Marmalade (in 1lb jar)
  49. Citrus Curd (in 1lb jar)
  50. Sweet Chutney (in 1lb jar)
  51. Pickled Onions or Shallots
  52. 6 Sausage Rolls
  53. Apple Pie (with pastry top and bottom and no decoration)
  54. 6 Cheese Scones
  55. 6 Fruit Scones
  56. Bread Pudding or Bread and Butter Pudding
  57. Victoria Sandwich (see ingredients and size of tin on separate sheet)
  58. Fruit Cake (see ingredients and size of tin on separate sheet)
  59. Salted Caramel Cake (any shape or size)
  60. Shortbread
  61. Homemade Wine, Lager, Beer, Cider or Liquor etc.
  62. Metal, Wood, Glass or Ceramic Item
  63. Knitting or Crochet item
  64. Cross Stich or Embroidery Item
  65. Artwork (Charcoal, Watercolour etc)
  66. Material (Fabric, Fur, Felt etc.)

Childrens Categories

Class G (5 years and under) Decorated Biscuit

Class H (6 to 8 Years) Branch / Wood Monster

Class I (9 to 11 Years) Baking

If you would like more information, please contact Angela on 07789068340

 

 

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Annual Flower and Produce Show

South Marston Gardening Club

Annual Flower and Produce Show

Saturday 17 August 2019

For a copy of the Schedule (full details listed below), or for more information please contact either Mike on 827807 or Angela on 07789068340.

Produce Show Schedule 2019 page 1

Produce Show Schedule 2019 page 2

Produce Show Schedule 2019 page 3

Produce Show Schedule 2019 page 4

Produce Show Schedule 2019 page 5

 

 

 

 

 

Dowsing

Monday 13 May 2019 @ 7:30pm to 9:30pm

“Dowsing” by Keith Harmon

This talk will introduce you to the fascinating world of dowsing. Dowsing is usually associated with finding water using dowsing rods. However, dowsing can be used for many purposes including gardening as Keith will explain.

To make this a fun evening dowsing rods will be handed out so you can experience dowsing for yourselves from your chair.

Keith has been dowsing for about 40 years and regularly gives talks and teaches dowsing around the U.K. and America.

Cost: £3 entry fee on the door as a visitor or join the Gardening Club for £12 (annual membership).

Venue: South Marston Village Hall, Old Vicarage Lane, South Marston SN3 4SH

Parking: Old Vicarage Lane, next to the school.

A warm welcome awaits you along with refreshments and optional raffle.

Square Metre Gardening

Monday 1 April 2019

Speaker: Claire Hart

If you have a small garden and don’t think it’s big enough to grow anything, then this is the talk for you.

Making the most of small spaces and looking at reasons to Grow Your Own. For absolute beginners to experienced Gardeners.

Claire combines her love of growing with a passion for countryside topics, from poultry keeping, all about eggs, equine issues and grow your own to how to grow giant veg!

Venue: South Marston Village Hall

Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Parking: Old Vicarage Lane, next to the school.

Cost: £3 entry fee on the door or join the Gardening Club for £12 (full membership).

A warm welcome awaits you along with refreshments and optional raffle.

Follow us on Facebook or for more information please contact Angela on: 07789068340

Foraging

South Marston Gardening Club

Monday 4 March 2019

7:30pm to 9:30pm, South Marston Village Hall

AGM followed by:

Speaker: Fred Gillam of Avebury

Subject: Foraging

Are you interested in Foraging or would like to know more?

Fred has over 30 years foraging experience.  He has appeared on television, radio, and in magazine articles, written a book as well as running a variety of foraging retreats.

Come and join us to find out what he has to say.

£3 entry fee on the door or £12 for full membership.

A warm welcome awaits you along with tea and cake and an optional raffle.

 

 

Monday 12 November

Christmas Decoration Workshop

It’s that time of year again and Christmas is upon us so come and get creative ahead of the festive season.  Although all materials will be provided, please could you bring a selection of evergreen foliage to share with others that has been well soaked in a bucket of water for a good few hours or overnight, also small Christmas trimmings such as cones, imitation berries and flowers etc.

If you have them, bring yourself in a pair of secateurs or sturdy scissors to use. £3 on the door or to join the Gardening Club its £12 (annual membership).

A warm welcome awaits you along with tea and cake as well as an optional raffle.

Venue: South Marston Village Hall

Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm