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Wickhambrook Horticultural Society Reports

march 2009

Our monthly meeting on 23rd March was an interesting and informative talk given by Mr Peter Morris.   His slides were excellent and showed us all how beautiful a garden or allotment growing vegetables can be.  Mr Morris has grown all sorts of vegetables for many, many years and his enthusiasm gave many of our member’s ideas about having a go at just a few vegetables, even if only a very small space was available in their gardens for this.  Deep bed vegetable gardening, if done correctly in the initial stages, can be very intensive and Mr Morris was able to keep his family well supplied throughout the year.  He answered many questions and gave lots of valuable tips and also brought a number of onion sets, leek plants and runner beans for some of our members to take home for cultivation.

Our annual Social Evening was on Friday 27th March and, once again, Esme and her helpers prepared an excellent buffet meal for 36 members and friends.  This year, as well as Stan’s quiz, we had a photo quiz organised by our Treasurer, Maria Sumner.  Members had been asked to supply her with a photograph of themselves aged between 2 and 10 and we were asked to guess whose photograph it was.   Some of the photos were obvious to whom they belonged, but many of them were difficult (if not impossible) to give a name to.   This quiz was great fun and much enjoyed by all.  Thanks go to Maria for organising it and for Steve Sumner for having this good idea in the first place.   Many thanks also to Jean and Daphne for making the lovely flower arrangements for the tables, for Brian and Carole for doing the raffle and sherry, Stan for his quiz and everyone else who helped in any way.  All in all a very nice, enjoyable evening.

On Monday 18th May we have our annual Bring and Buy and I have been nagging our members for months to bear this in mind when they are dividing their garden plants and sewing their seeds, etc, so hopefully this will once again be a successful evening.  This is open to everyone, so do come along and see if you can grab any bargains. 

Then on the 22nd June our speaker is Barrie Stevenson who will talk on “Ferns in a Suffolk Garden”.

Our meetings are all held in the W.I. Hall and begin at 7.30 p.m.  New members are always welcome and we would love to see some new faces.

Then on Saturday, 11th July it is Flower Show Day which is held in conjunction with the Wickhambrook Show on the field between 12 noon and 5 o’clock.    The Flower Show itself opens to the general public at 2 o’clock and is held in the M.S.C.  Entrance is only 50p.  There is lots to look round – flower arrangements, flowers, fruit and vegetables, cookery and handicraft exhibits and a splendid display of School Work provided by the pupils of the village school.  Do come and have a browse.

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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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