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Wickhambrook Horticultural Society Reports

January to March 2006

Our January meeting was a talk given by Mrs Sylvia Allworthy on her garden at Burrough Green, which we visited last year. Mrs Allworthy brought along various pots and containers full of different winter colours, foliage and perfumes, all from her own garden. The variety of shrubs and other plants to give life to a winter garden are endless, Mrs Allworthy told us. We went home full of inspiration and ideas of what we could do in our own gardens to make them more interesting and colourful during the cold winter months.

The cookery and handicraft items for the Summer Flower Show Schedule on the 8th July have now been chosen. Dorothy Lightly had made two different fruit cakes for members to taste and chose their favourite, and this - a mixed fruit cake with chopped pineapple - will be the 'cake with recipe' item.

Jackie mentioned that although entries for the Flower Show were good last year, the actual garden competition entries were well down - there were only four, which hardly makes it worth asking a Judge to give up time to come along to Wickhambrook to do the actual judging. This year we are asking more people to make their gardens available for judging . It only costs 20p to enter and there are two cups to be won - Best Cottage Garden - for the Giffords Cup and the Best Kept Flower Garden - for the William and Nancy King Cup. As well as the cups there are 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of £3, £2 and £1. So please think about entering your own garden - you do not have to be a member of the Horticultural Society - it is open to everyone in Wickhambrook and adjoining villages.

Coach Trips
We are planning two coach trips this year - one to Wisley Gardens on Wednesday 10th May and one to Sandringham Flower Show on Wednesday 26th July. They will both leave Wickhambrook at 8 o'clock and leave for home at 5 o'clock. Costings at the moment are approximate but the May trip will be around £13 and July one around £16 (inclusive of admission charge). If you would like to put your name down for either trip please ring me on 01440 820108. As usual, I would like a £5 per person deposit. Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be a member of the Society to come along.

Forthcoming Meetings
Our March meeting is on the 27th March and is a talk on Water Gardens by Geoffrey Peck and then on the 24th April we have a talk by Lucy Redman of the Lucy Redman School of Garden Design talking on Gardening at Rushbrooke. All our meetings are held in the W.I. Hall and begin at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

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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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Members Information

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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