2019 Flower & Produce Show

Click on the links below to view and download the 2019 Schedule and Entry Form

Printed copies can be collected from The Dursley Pet Shop, Daisy Belle Floral Design and Inches

Cam and Dursley go Nuts

Most of us would agree that trees are good for our environment and give towns and cities a chance to breathe. They provide shade and are beautiful on the eye. So much better if they also produce a crop that we may need in the future.

The Chantry Centre Community Garden Group are asking the people of Cam and Dursley to plant Hazel trees in their gardens. Hazel has been chosen because of its versatility. If uncut it can grow to thirty feet but it can be coppiced to form a smaller tree or hedge. It was used by fishermen to make the frames for their Coracle boats and Hazel rods were used in the building of Lathe and Plaster walls. The nuts can be used in muesli, salads or blended into a milk drink, birds and squirrels also like them.

If you want nuts then you need more than one tree as the hazel produces male and female flowers that are sterile on one tree but pollinate others. The garden group would like neighbours to get together to each plant a tree (or two) and grow a Nuttery. They particularly would like to focus on the new developments in and around Cam and Dursley where people have smaller gardens and may not think they have room for more than one small tree, they want them to lean over the fence and talk to their neighbours.  If you have a Mansion, Farm or Park, then Walnut trees would also do well here, although take a little longer to mature and need plenty of space.

The Garden Group have teamed up with The Tree Shop in Longhope and will be taking orders for both hazel and walnut trees at this years Flower and Produce Show on Saturday 31st August at The Chantry Centre. These will be for bare root stock of 40/60cms high, Hazel roots will be £3 each and Common Walnut £5 each (a deposit of £2 for each item will be required to be paid on the day either by cash or cheque).  All orders will be available to collect from the Chantry Centre in October, ready for planting. So come on Cam and Dursley, lets all go nuts! 

2018 Vegetable Section winner - Steve House

2018 Flowers winner – Louisa Rubens

2018 Baking & Preserves winner – Henlow Court

2018 Wine & Beer winner – Symon Ackroyd

2018 Children Over 8 winner – Kirsty King

2018 Children Under 8 winner – Ruby Brown

2018 most points in show – Henlow Court

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