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Recent article which was in our local Parish Mag

March 25th, 2015


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Watch out is doesn’t turn into a fairy coach Olivia ?


Last year,   Averys Garden Centre in conjunction with The Old Inn, at Bishop’s Hull, trailed a pumpkin competition which proved very successful. The weigh in, on a sunny day in October, was at The Old Inn and was the cause of a lot of good natured fun and rivalry, with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. The winner on the day, with the biggest pumpkin was a young lad who went home a lot richer than when he came.

Due to the success of that day and the interest show, we have decided to do the same again and stage another competition. Who knows, it might even become an annual event in the village!

At Averys G.C, seed is sown of the Giant Pumpkin, variety Atlantic Giant, (seed provides by Fothergils seeds ), and grown on in pots ready for planting, at the end of May beginning of June. Plants will be ready towards the end of May where they can be purchased for £2.00 from The Old Inn. All money from the sale of these plants is put into the kitty and paid out as cash prizes. With each plant purchased there will be a cultural leaflet on how to grow that monster, prize winning pumpkin.

The size that these pumpkins can achieve in four months of growing, can be quite phenomenal and is a source of fun for children and adults alike, so why not give it ago. Perhaps you already know, that secret ingredient which is used on giant pumpkins to double there size, applied when it’s a full moon, as passed down from Grandfer. But keep it to your self, there’s big money at stake


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