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October & November 2010

Our monthly talk in October was given by Peter Jackson from Scotsdales Garden Centre on “Plants for Winter Interest”.  As expected from a Scotsdales’ employee, Peter was very, very knowledgeable about this subject and he brought along lots of lovely slides to illustrate how colourful and interesting a garden can be in Winter.  Very enjoyable!

Our Annual General Meeting was held on the 19th November.  The present committee were all willing to stand for another year and consequently were voted on “en bloc”.  Due to the increasing charges for speakers next year, it was decided in future not to have a monthly meeting in November.  The only alternative to this was to have increased our membership fee of £5.  From next year we are also going to have a “produce stall”, where members can bring along excess produce from their gardens, seedlings, cuttings, etc as well as jams and marmalades or other goodies.  If this is successful, we will also have a produce stall at the Summer Flower Show next July. 

It was announced at the AGM that, at this moment in time, there are no plans in hand for a Wickhambrook Fair, which is usually held on the same day as our Summer Flower Show.  Many appeals have been made for people to help run this, without success, and because of this the people who have planned the Fair for many years, have decided that it can no longer continue.  However, our Flower Show will go on as normal and will be on Saturday 9th July.

When the business part of the evening was finished members enjoyed a cheese and wine evening (and a good chat!!)

On the 22nd November our monthly meeting was “Garden Garlands”, a talk and demonstration given by David Holmes.  Mr Holmes made a beautiful garland, right from scratch, using nothing but garden cuttings and this was raffled at the end of the evening.  It was fascinating how the whole thing came together, and then Mr Holmes asked for a volunteer to have a go as well.  Thelma made a very creditable garland and was able to take it home to finish.  It was a very “hands-on” evening and much enjoyed by everyone.

Our first meeting of 2011 is on Monday 24th January and is a talk on “Life of the Wayside and Woodland” given by Ray Upson and then on Monday 21st February we have Nigel Start talking on “Self Sufficiency from your Garden.  All our meetings are held in the W.I. Hall and begin at 7.30 p.m.  Our Annual Membership fee is £5 and meetings £1 for members and £2 for non-members, which includes coffee/tea and biscuits.  New members are always welcome and you will be given a warm welcome.
Please contact Jackie if you would like any further information.

Jackie Fieldsend

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Monday 4th December
The next Horticultural Society meeting will be on Monday 4th December at 7.30pm in the WI Hall.  Our Festive Quiz Evening is a great evening, 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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