2018/2019 Award winners


Best Allotment winner Richard Stanley (plot 8) presented with his voucher by Chairman Roy Hill-Baldwin. Best newcomers award went to Jane Cross and Sara Barret (plot 22).

This year the awards were £25 vouchers to be spent at The Canalside Farm Shop and Café, Great Haywood. Very kindly sponsored by https://www.canalsidefarm.co.uk/ to whom we are most grateful.

Working Party


 

Thank you to all that met recently on plot 15 to prepare the plot ready for a new tenant. There was a great turnout at short notice with as many as fifteen helping at one stage. Thanks also to Pat B, Terry T and Margaret J who provided much needed drinks.

Kingfisher Talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of you turned out on February 21st to listen to a talk on Kingfishers within Shugborough.
Andy has been photographing wildlife for over 10 years and since 2012 have also been making wildlife films.
It was a wonderfully informative presentation enjoyed by all.

The committee would like to thank Andy for giving his time for us and making it such a good evening.
We have had very good feedback on the buffet provided on the evening which everybody seemed to enjoy thanks for this go to Margaret J, Anna C, Megan R, Fiona C and Jill P.

Great Haywood wins Britain in Bloom Gold Award

This year it was decided that the Haywoods would not enter the Best Kept Village but would, instead, concentrate on Britain in Bloom. Furthermore, only Great Haywood would be entered.
Judging took place on July 12th. The judges, Robin and Steve, were met by the ” In Bloomers” and were given a presentation showing them some of the things that had been done throughout the year. This presentation was prepared and given by one of our allotment members, Alan Doehren.

After the presentation the judges were taken around the village by Marian Doehren and Pat Broome, two more allotment members. The judges were shown various flower displays that had been made and looked after by various members of the team. They were also taken to Anson School where they met and talked to some of the pupils who had been involved with their gardening club. The judges were really impressed with the efforts made by the children.

The judges were also shown around St. Stephen’s churchyard.
At the end of the tour of the village lunch was served in the Memorial Hall.

Results day was on September 20th at Burton Brewery Museum. To great delight it was announced that Great Haywood had been awarded gold.
Congratulations and our thanks go to everyone who helped  win this award.

A special mention to Brian Broome also a plotholder and long standing committee member and ‘in-bloomer’ who provided the above.

Seed catalogues

Members will soon receive their seed catalogue. Please check out the prices which are extremely competitive and hand in your completed forms with cheque by the given date on the form. Don’t forget the Association also benefits from this scheme so we would encourage you to support this scheme.

 

Compost talk

On Thursday 26th July many members enjoyed a talk on composting by Mick Poultney.
Mick knows more about the magic of composting than almost anyone alive. Mick is an award winning vegetable grower, a lecturer and a garden demonstrator and judge from the Black County in the West Midlands in England. He has produced a training dvd on composting methods for the UK’s National Vegetable Society.

Clearly obsessed with producing lots of great compost in extra fast time, Mick passed on many useful tips to 45 members who purchased tickets.

Katherine House

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this very successful day, from those members who donated produce, to those that bought items and some members that did both.
Thank you also to those people who answered the call for gazebos, particularly Libby Moss who loaned us a gazebo and refrigerator for the day.
We raised £400 for Katherine House Hospice beating last years record of £280.
We received a thank you letter from Katherine House who benefitted in total by £3600 from ‘Open Gardens’

Mick Poultney

We are pleased to announce that Mick Poultney has agreed to give a talk to members on 26th July

Mick Poultney knows more about the magic of composting than almost anyone alive. Mick is an award winning vegetable grower, a lecturer, and a garden demonstrator and judge from the Black County in the West Midlands in England. He has produced a training dvd on composting methods for the UK’s National Vegetable Society. He is passionately involved in his school gardening club, teaching kids about raised beds, no dig cultivation vegetable growing and greenhouse tips.
The price of a ticket is£2.50 and is open to members and their families and will be held at Great Haywood Sports and Social Club (open 7.30pm for 8pm start)

 

Open Gardens

Thank you to all plot holders that donated produce and other items for sale.

Thank you to everyone that visited our allotments and very generously donated to charity.

We raised £400 for Katherine House Hospice which is our best yet.

THANK YOU