News – Page 2

Photo by Jean Powley

Woodborough Horticultural Society

Our March meeting saw the return of Graham Wagstaffe who gave us a talk on “Flowers in containers.” Graham’s humour was very much enjoyed by all and it was obvious that Graham is good at spotting a bargain. He brought along a collection of healthy looking Sempervivums for sale.

Moving on to this month, we have our annual Spring Show which is on Saturday, 13th April, from 2pm to 4pm. Hopefully the vagaries of our weather won’t have affected our daffodils and other spring flowers too much. If you purchased daffodils and hyacinths for the special section of the show, please bring them along even if they haven’t fully opened. If they are over, well, you can’t do much about that. It would be so appreciated if you entered other flowers and plants from your garden. So please have a go. You may be pleasantly surprised.

In May, we will be having a talk about working on clay soils and our guest speaker will be lecturer and one time broadcaster, Howard Drury. A while ago, we carried out a survey in which we requested members to have their say in which talks they would like to hear. This talk came top of the class.    

Looking forward to June, we are planning an afternoon visit to a garden in north Nott’s. You will not be disappointed. Details will be sent out later this month.

Jean Powley

Coming up late spring and summer:

Monday 13th May  – “Working on clay soils”  a talk by Howard Drury.

Friday 14th June  – An afternoon trip to Ellicar Gardens, Gringley on the Hill.

You can download the Spring Show Schedule HERE and an entry form HERE.

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Woodborough Committee

FUND RAISING
Following our AGM we are delighted to share with you that for 2018 our village committee has raised the grand total of £15,700. A huge thank you to all out loyal supporters.

KNITTERS
The team of knitters are always looking for more help . Please contact Ros Kirk 9654209 if you are able to help.

SHOP COLLECTIONS
Please can anyone offer an hour of their time to team up with a committee member when we do our day collections at local supermarkets.

SAVE THE DATES
Monday 24th June – Tea Party
Saturday 20th July – Family Scalextric evening at Woodborough Village Hall.

More details next month.

INSTITUTE BINGO

Monday 1st April 7.30pm

All welcome – Raffle & Refreshments

CHIROPODIST

Tuesday 2nd April

8.30am – 11.30am

The Institute, Roe Hill, Woodborough

Calverton and Woodborough Allotment Association

After what has been a mild Winter we are now into Spring with early blossom on trees and shrubs, Spring bulbs flowering and of course the grass growing on apace!  Members will be wanting to get onto their allotments preparing the soil for this year’s crops.  Remember that the association has a wide range of garden supplies available for sale and a range of power tools for hire which would make the job easier.  The trading shed is open every Sunday from 10.00 until 12.00 on the Bonner Lane site but you can make a separate arrangement by ringing Malcolm on 07814879720 if you can’t get down on Sundays.

The trip to the Malvern Spring Show is proving popular.  It is on Sunday 12th may and the cost is £28 for members of the Association and £30 for non-members which includes entry to the show and transport.  There are still some spaces available so if you are interested in going please contact Malcolm on the number above.

Finally can I remind you that we will again run the” heaviest pumpkin” competition at our AGM so if you want to compete you should be thinking of getting your seed ready for sowing.

Mike Hope (Secretary) 0115 8458703