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Wickhambrook Horticultural Society Reports

September to November 2005

On Monday 19th September our monthly meetings resumed after the Summer break. It certainly seemed a long time since our last meeting in June and the Summer Show in July. Our speaker for the evening was Mr David Bond from Cambridge on "Looking After Fruit Trees". Mr Bond worked at Scotsdales Nurseries and had also been a guide at the Cambridge Botanical Gardens and he had a vast knowledge of his subject. He passed on lots of advice and tips and we all went home with a bit more knowledge of what to do with our fruit scab, wholly aphids, vine weevils etc. etc.

On, Monday 21st November we have Mr Richard Ayres coming to speak to our Society. Mr Ayres, until he retired, was the Head Gardener at Anglesey Abbey. His talk is entitled ³Who Wants to be a Gardener?² and this begins at 7.30pm as usual in the W.I. Hall. We are hoping to attract a large number of people to listen to Mr Ayres and for non-members of the Society there will be a charge of £2 and £1 for members (this is our usual entrance fee). Mr Ayres love of gardening is well known throughout Suffolk and further afield and it should prove to be a good evening. The entrance fee includes either tea or coffee and biscuits and time for a chat. I am sure that Mr Ayres will be willing to answer peoples various questions, so, please, please come and support your local gardening club.

On, Friday 25th November we have our Annual General Meeting (with cheese and wine). This is usually a very sociable and enjoyable evening. The business of the evening only lasts about half an hour so its not too tedious, and then we enjoy a glass (or two) of wine and again have chance to catch up on what is happening around the village and have a chat with friends. We have lost a number of members over the past year due to people moving away from the district, etc and would love to attract more members. We are a friendly bunch and assure you that you would receive a very warm welcome. Our speakers cover a wide range of subjects and are usually interesting and informative, even if you do not consider yourself to be a keen gardener.

Our meeting on December 12th is a "Grand Quiz Evening" with The Flora Cup being presented to the winner. This is a fun quiz really and not as arduous as it sounds!! We usually finish with tea or coffee and mince pies to celebrate the coming Christmas period. I look forward to seeing you all at one or all of the above meetings and before finishing would like to wish everybody a Happy Christmas and a peaceful, happy and health New Year.

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Monday 26th February
The next Horticultural Society meeting will be on Monday 26th February at 7.30pm in the WI Hall.  Garden Bugs: Cohabit, Conserve or Control - A presentation by Dr Ian Bedford (Head of Entomology), John Innes Research Institute, Norwich, everyone welcome.

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Our Annual Membership is 5, with meetings costing 1 to members and 2 to non-members. We would love to see some new members and you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome.

Subscriptions are payable to the Treasurer each January.

Our talks usually last for about an hour and then we have a chat with other members whilst enjoying tea/coffee and biscuits. The talks cover a range of different aspects of gardening and our programme is planned to provide something of interest to each and everyone of us.

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