Spring 2008 Newsletter

Summer Show
The venue for the last two years has been so successful that this year’s show will be in the same location of St. Nicholas Church Centre, Bedhampton. The show is on Saturday 2nd August. With the exception of the Floral Arrangement, handicraft and children’s sections which are open to anyone, the rest of the entries are restricted to member’s only, though anyone in the same household may enter, so please help to make this show even better by entering something, you never know you might surprise yourself!! The theme for the floral arrangement is “a seaside garden”. Schedules will be available at the store and at meetings, previous entrants will get a copy through the post.

Meetings
Attendance at the meetings has been good this year and we were able to complete the A.G.M. business in January.

26th March
Mr Phil Jognor will be giving a talk on Heathers.

30th April
Mrs Jan Mitchell will be giving a talk on the history of British Beer.

Thank you
To Sue Thwaites for her talk on being in a fit state to undertake any gardening activities. Copies of her handouts on useful exercises can be obtained from Liam Hutchings on (02392) 475140.

May Fish & Chip Supper
This will be on Wednesday 28th May at 7.30pm in the usual place. Tickets cost £5.00 and can be bought at the store, at meetings or from Viv Costall on (02392) 453138.

Distribution Store
The store is still open and in need of your patronage!! Please remember that you can buy small quantities of garden products there, which are not available in supermarkets.

Christian Aid Fortnight
This starts with a sale on Saturday 3rd May at St. Faith’s Church Hall. They are asking for volunteers to help with the plant stall. If you can help please, contact Jennifer Moore-Blunt on (02392) 475833. Donations of plants welcome.

Greenhouse Glass
Mrs Murphy has spare 24 inch panes and other sizes free to a good home. Contact her on (02392) 473632

Charity Garden Fair
This will take place at Bishop’s Waltham Palace on Sunday 4th May in aid of St John Ambulance. Contact Liam Hutchings for a flyer.

Porter’s Garden Strawberry Tea
This will take place on Sunday 22nd June in the Dockyard. Tickets cost £6.00, details from Biddy Wylie (02392) 475226

Holiday
The Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies is arranging a visit to St. Malo in July 2008. Details from Rosemary Sign on (01962) 881015

Alpine Plant Show
The Alpine Garden Society West Sussex Group is having its Show on Saturday 5th April at the Newell Centre, Tozer Way, St Pancras, Chichester.

Please contact Biddy Wylie if you have any contributions for the next newsletter.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Society a park bench was donated and placed in the park. In case you were wondering what has happened to it, it was moved after the introduction of the ‘statues’ and is now in front of the flower bed by the lodge, in an ideal place to watch the cricket!

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