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Woodborough Horticultural Society

Rosa ‘Queen of Sweden’ - Photo by Jean Powley

Our meeting in May was well attended by around 40 members. Jo Bennison from Lincolnshire gave us a great idea of the range of Peonies available – some of the flowers were as big as dinner plates! Individual colouring was also a key feature, from deep reds, to soft pinks, beiges and whites. Her field of Peonies must look amazing now!

June brings the Society to its busiest month this year. Firstly, the Day Visit to the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show is fully booked for Saturday, 10 June. Those lucky enough to be going should receive further information direct from Malcolm, but please note that the tickets for the Show itself will be distributed on the coach / mini bus. Please arrive by 08.45 for a 09.00 departure from near the Four Bells at Woodborough.

Our evening visit this year is a change from the traditional garden viewing: we will be going to Hammonds Farm at Redhill on Monday, 19 June. The visit includes tour around the farm followed by refreshments there. If the weather behaves it will make for a glorious evening. Information has been already been issued to members and at the time of writing this article, we are at capacity, however we will be running a reserve list so please ensure your remittance slips and payments (£5 per person) are passed to Jill Hicking by Wednesday, 14 June.

The annual Rose & Summer Flower Show is to be held on Monday, 26 June and this gives you the opportunity to judge the exhibits yourself. The event is for members only. It is always a popular Show and the Village Hall is full of colour and the wonderful scent of roses and sweet peas. The buffet is excellent, too. This year, we will be celebrating the Society’s 40th anniversary as part of the proceedings. The Show will get underway at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. If you would like to come, please fill in the remittance slip and send it with your payment (£6.00 per person) to Jill Hicking by Thursday, 22 June.

And as its our 40th Anniversary, the Autumn Show photographic class will be on the theme of ‘Red’. It’s as simple as that! You may interpret ‘Red’ in any way you like, however the final photo must measure 7” x 5” and not mounted in any way. The date of the Autumn Show this year will be Saturday, 2 September.

Heather Kirk

LATE NEWS  The planned visit to Hammonds Farm on the evening of Monday 19th June is now fully booked. I am operating a reserve list. If you wish to be added to the list, do please let me know. Also, if you are now unable to come or no longer wish to join us, the sooner you can let me know, the better.

Jill Hicking


Tel:  0115 9654319

The Crafty Chatters

A new craft group has been set up in Lowdham, meeting every Friday, 1.00pm till 4.30pm in the W.I. Hall, Lowdham.
Sessions cost £3 which includes tea/coffee and biscuits/cake. We would like crafters from all disciplines to come along and enjoy an afternoon chatting and crafting.
For those who sew we'll have a sewing machine or two and an ironing board, knitters bring your needles and crocheters bring your hooks, colourers bring a pencil sharpener and ruggers bring your frames.
It will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and pick up tips, plus you might get inspiration to try a new craft! Open to all ages and all crafters. Phone Jane Waite 07985293351 or 01159 664907 if you have any questions.