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Winners in the sunshine

Plotholders and their families and friends turned out for our annual barbecue today and enjoyed an afternoon in the sun.

Resident chefs Tony Fursland, Pat Stockhall and Pearl Barton made sure there was plenty of food to go round.

A highlight of the afternoon was the announcement of the winners in our annual  competitions, all of whom are listed below the photos.

 

 

COMPETITION WINNERS

Full Plot

1st Ken and Kate Withington

2nd Charlie Peters

Tied 3rd Terry Johnson, Clive Smith

Half Plot

1st Ken and Kate Withington

Tied 2nd Pearl Barton, Ron Barton, Hazel Fulbrook, Iain Harper

Largest Root of Potatoes

1st Charlie Peters (5.35kg)

2nd Terry Johnson (5.25kg)

3rd Ian Nash (3kg)

Longest Stick of Rhubarb

Tied 1st Dave Ward, Hazel Fulbrook (30ins)

Tied 2nd Ian Nash, Dave Ward (29ins)

3rd Terry Johnson (27ins)

Sunday Lunch Plate

1st Terry Johnson

2nd Pearl Barton

3rd Tony Fursland

Largest Strawberry

1st Terry Johnson

2nd Ken and Kate Withington

Bunch of Flowers

1st Pearl Barton

2nd Ian Nash

3rd Dave Young

 Funniest Vegetable

1st Ian Nash

2nd Dave Young

3rd Tony Fursland

 

 

 

 

Deal Hospital Fete

If you have any produce, plants or flowers which you are willing to donate to a stall at Deal Hospital Fete on Saturday, please leave them by the notice board in the main car park.

Donations  will be collected before 6pm on Friday and again before 9am on Saturday.

All proceeds  will go to Deal Hospital.

A weekend’s work

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A group of committee members and other plotholders set to work on the water-harvesting and composting area in the top car park at the weekend.

They painted the structure and levelled the ground behind it ready for the water barrels to be installed.

Strimming was also carried out on other areas of the site.

Pearl Barton kindly provided the volunteers with tea, coffee and bacon rolls when the work was finished.

 

Harvesting rain water

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The water-harvesting and composting area in the top car park is now complete – bar the painting.

A number of covered barrels will be placed behind it to collect rain water from the roof.

A trench has been dug out for a pipe to carry water from them to two barrels which will be sited on the opposite corner of the car park to make the water easily accessible to nearby plotholders.

It is hoped that eventually additional barrels will be placed elsewhere on the site to enable more plotholders to use the harvested water.

 

 

 

 

barbecue and competitions

The annual barbecue and competitions will take place this year on Sunday, August 6, a couple of weeks later than in previous years to avoid any clash with Regatta Week events.

All plot holders and their families are welcome.

As usual the competition categories are: best full plot; best half plot; largest root of potato; longest stick of rhubarb; Sunday lunch (two each of five different vegetables on a plate including potato); largest strawberry; bunch of flowers; funniest/largest vegetable.

The  entry fee  is £2.

The entry form can be found here (Competition entry form2).  Please give your completed form and entry fee to any committee member. Some printed forms will be available by the shed in the main car park for members who do not have their own printer.

Judging of the plots will take place on Tuesday, July 25 from 6pm. Other categories will be judged on the day.

The closing date for the plot categories is Tuesday, July 11.