Gardening Club

The Spring Show 2018

This will be on Sat 24th March.  The Schedule, which has an Entry Form at the back, is available to look at, download or print by clicking HERE.  You can also take a look at the Guidelines for the different Divisions of Narcissi. In addition, there will be printed copies of the Schedule in the red box outside the Village Hall and in the church if you would rather get your hands on one that way.

News for March 2018

As we wait for the weather to warm up and dry out so that we can get gardening, there is time to think about show entries for the Spring Show on 24th March. There are classes for narcissi, daffodils and other spring plants and bulbs – if you do not know which type of daffodil you are entering there will be plenty of advice when you take them to the Village Hall. There is even a class for floral art, which can be entered by those whose bulbs failed to get out of their paper bag, as you may buy in flowers for this class only.

There are two cookery classes, and a child’s class for a decorated egg (it is suggested that it is hard-boiled first!).

On March 19th the last talk of the winter will take place in the Spalding Hall, starting at 7.30pm. Rebecca Wells will be talking about ‘Garden Design’. All welcome to attend as guests if not already members.

Janet Jeffery, 24414

News for February 2018

The February meeting is on 19th Feb in the Spalding Hall at 7.30pm, when John Walters will be talking about ‘Minibeasts in the Garden’. I think it will be half-term so some older children could enjoy coming to this and would be very welcome. During February too we revise the show schedule for the Summer Show, so if you have something you would like to enter but it doesn’t seem to fit in any category, let us know and we can adjust the wording. The cooking, handicraft and flower arranging sections especially are all available for adaptation!

Janet Jeffery 01647 24414

News Update December 2017

The January meeting will be our annual quiz with Drewsteignton Gardening Club, taking place at 7.30pm on Monday 15th January. We shall be back in the Spalding Hall again for this.  Just come and enjoy it – you do not need to bring a team, we are all randomly allocated into one team or another by drawing lots on arrival. As usual we shall be serving our guests with coffee and cake.

Janet Jeffery 24414

November 2017 news

At our recent A.G.M. it was suggested that the name ‘Horticultural Society’ sounded very off-putting. It implies that we are all skilful gardeners completely au fait with Latin plant names and self-sufficient in vegetables all year round. There may be one or two members who fit these criteria, but most of us go to meet good friends, learn something from expert speakers and enter the shows for friendly rivalry and are surprised to win. It was decided that we should call ourselves ‘The Gardening Club’, and hope that others interested in, but not yet expert at, gardening, may want to join us.
The Annual Gardening Club Dinner was held on Saturday 11th November 7pm for 7.30pm in Cheriton Bishop Village Hall.
The committee has decided to increase the meal price to £10 per person but we hope that the evening will still offer great value for money, as well as enjoyable company.

Now is a good time for dreaming about how our gardens will be more wonderful next year when we shall be completely on top of mowing and weeding. To help our dreams along, we have seed catalogues from D.T. Brown.  We usually get 40–50 % off our combined seed order, and for most people it more than pays for the £5 family membership of the club.

Anybody wishing to join the club please contact me.

Janet Jeffery, 01647 24414,  janetejeffery@yahoo.co.uk