Photo by Jean Powley
At our February meeting members enjoyed a talk given by John and Gail Summerfield entitled “In the Green.” They showed us some of southern Ireland’s lush plant life which they had seen in various gardens, mainly in Co. Cork. What Ireland gets in rainfall is compensated with mild temperatures so many plants grown there, would not necessarily survive here. John also added a few historical facts about the area.
Our next meeting on 11th March sees the welcome return of Graham Wagstaffe. Members so enjoyed his good humoured talk about greenhouse crops last year that they asked us to invite him again. This time Graham will be talking about “Flowers in Containers.” This should be an interesting talk as planted containers are so popular these days and it will be good to get some new ideas to plant up our own pots.
Hot on the heels of our March meeting is our annual Spring Show which will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 13th April between 2pm and 4pm. Please do seriously consider exhibiting your daffodils and potted plants at the Show. We have a novice section under the Narcissi class which is for people who have not exhibited any daffodils before. You simply pick three daffodils from your garden. They can be all the same or all different. We will supply a vase. Bring them along before 9.30 am on the Show day. Don’t forget, we also have a cookery section and a photograph section. The subject for the photograph section is “Trees.” Show schedules are currently being distributed.
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.
24th June – Rose and Summer Flower Show.
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Big Breakfast 2019
Saturday 9th March
Woodborough Village Hall
9.00am to 12.30pm
Tickets : Adult £7.50, Child £4.00
Family £20.00 (2 adults & 2 children)
Come along and enjoy a hearty breakfast with family and friends
Book your tickets and a time slot with Kathryn (0115 9652463)
Ladies Lunch 2019
With guest speaker
“One Ocean, One Mum and £1 million pounds”
Wednesday 24 April 2019
Woodborough Village Hall
12pm for 12.30pm
Please contact Kathryn (9652463) if you would like to join us
Monday 4th March 7.30pm
All welcome –
The next visit will be in April
(Date to be arranged)
Calverton and Woodborough Allotment Association
We are organising a trip to the Malvern Spring Show. This will take place 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. This trip is already proving to be very popular so, If you would like to book a place on it, please contact Malcolm on 07814879720.
A further date for your diary is a trip to the Malvern Autumn Show which will be on Sunday 29th September, so keep that date free. Further details to follow.
We now have peat free compost in stock and are expecting the trading shed to be fully stocked over the next few weeks, so this is a good time to get down there and make sure you are fully prepared for the coming growing season .
Finally those of you who put in an order for potatoes can expect delivery soon.
Mike Hope (Secretary) 0115 8458703