Exciting events from the August bank holiday weekend. A grass snake was found tangled in some netting. Two plot holder managed to release the snake and place it in a safe location.
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Last week Horsell Allotment Association proudly collected our certificate awarded at the Woking Council Allotment Competition presentation evening. Horsell Allotment Association’s Bullbeggars Site placed second in the Best Kept Allotment Site competition, judging having taken place in early July.
There are 5 categories in the Allotments competition all using the same scoring system with marks out of 20 given for each of Tidiness, Variety and Quality. These are then totalled to give a total score out of 60.
- Tunis Cup Best Kept Allotment Site
- Ted Smith Shield Best Plot in Borough
- Leam Challenge Shield Best 1st Year Plot holder
- Benstead Scroll Best Plot Cultivated by a Gardener over 70 Years of Age
- Ashley Slocock Best Plot Cultivated by a Lady
Out of the 10 sites in Woking Borough, Knaphill came first with 48 points out of 60, Bullbeggars came 2nd with 45 points and Littlewicks 9th with 20 points. The Judges made the following comments:
Bullbeggars: Really good site, well tended + productive, good visual aspect. Beautiful site, well maintained, good communal areas.
Littlewicks: Some communal areas excellent, plots suffer from lack of attention, weeds + failure to enrich the soil.
Ted Smith Shield
The winner from Knaphill scored 55 points. Our entrants scored as follows: B69 – 33 points, B46 – 37 Points, B48 – 48 points, L1&2 – 28 points, L53 – 35 points, L67 – 31 points
Leam Challenge Shield
The winner from Goldsworth Park scored 45 points. Our entrants scored as follows: B28b – 27 points, B36b – 28 points, L37a&b – 15 point, L24a – 25 points
The winner from Knaphill scored 54 points. Our entrants scored as follows: B54 – 41 points, B65 – 28 points, L74 – 19 points
The winner from Knaphill scored 55 points. Our entrants scored as follows: B45 – 30 points, B103 – 38 points, B65 – 28 points, L15 – 28 points, L72 – 26 points, L5 – 34 points.
Whilst we did not crack the top three positions in any individual category Bullbeggars second position was pleasing and each year the comments on Littlewicks indicate the gradual improvement of this still relatively new site. Thank you to everybody who kept the sites tidy for the judging and our thanks to those who entered the individual competitions on behalf of us all.
On 7th September, Horsell Allotment Association showed a display at the Wisley Flower Show as part of the “Growing together” competition. Led by Littlewicks plotholder, Uta, but with contributions from several plot holders from both sites, the HAA display was awarded Second Prize in the show.