Summer 2015 Newsletter
This year’s show is on Saturday 8th August at the St. Nicholas Church Centre, Bedhampton (from Hulbert Road take the first turning on the left) and doors will be open from 2pm. This Year’s theme is BEES and the flower arrangement title is bee friendly flowers. The show is now open to everyone, not just members, so if you have any friends, neighbours or know of anyone who is a keen gardener please encourage them to enter something, schedules with details and entry forms are available from Geoff Tanton by calling (02392) 479419. This does not mean that our faithful members should stop, we need all the entries we can get to make this a successful show! We would like to make a display of bee-friendly flowers and like to ask members to bring examples (with plant names!) on the morning of the show.
This was a great success and gave those who attended a chance to socialise with other members over a meal. The committee feel that there is not much of an opportunity to chat at the monthly meetings and it was suggested that perhaps an extra supper in early December, when we do not have a meeting, might be a good idea, please make your feelings known.
Monthly Talks 2015/16
30th September – Island Flora – Derrek Donninson
28th October – Ladies Smocks & Bachelors Buttons – Gerald Ponting
25th November – A.G.M.
27th January – Propagation – Geoff Hawkings
24th February – Planting Perennials, Shrubs, ect – Kevin Hobbs
30th March – Container Planting – Tim Woodlands
27th April – The Lawn – Wilf Simcox
25th May – May Supper
As the cost of speakers has gone up, the committee has reluctantly decided that as from September the entrance fee for meetings will now be £2 per person. Please do not let this put you off attending
After talking to one of our members at another venue, the subject of the monthly meetings came up. She said that she would love to attend but she had no transport and was off a bus route, so I was wondering if we could set up a system of car sharing. Anyone who might be interested in having/giving a lift please contact Biddy Wylie on (02392) 475226 with your details of location ect.
We would like to arrange for groups of our members to go on a one day coach trips organised by Lucketts. They are running a trip to Batemans on Monday 27th July, to Hidcote Manor Gardens on Monday 3rd August and Exbury Gardens on Thursday 8th September. If anyone is interested, please contact Liam Hutchings on (02392) 475140.