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World Famous BBQ Chef visits Calverton

Star BBQ chef, Andy Annat shows how it’s done to Mark Spencer MP and Sue Baxter, director of Internet Gardener of Calverton on Saturday 20th April.

Photo by Michael Dobbs

Woodborough Horticultural Society

www.woodboroughhortsoc.org.uk

After a very warm February and more recently some particularly cold days and nights, it was going to be interesting to see how well daffodils and other spring flowers and plants had coped with these extremes of weather in readiness for our annual Spring Show. As usual, we were not to be disappointed and the main hall looked splendid. Congratulations go to winners Lyndon Clements, Lynne Cater, Inga Filmer, Marie Grundy, Finlay Bostock, I. Langley, Cassandra Chavins, Mike Rowan and Paul Hicking. Our special narcissi and hyacinth sections were won by Marie Grundy and Heather Kirk respectively.

In May there is to be a change in the programme. Howard Drury who was coming to give us a talk about working on clay soils is unfortunately unable to come. Instead we will be welcoming Brian Schofield who will be offering us “A Serenade for Spring.” The date remains the same and that is on Monday 13th May at 7.30 p.m.

In June we have two events planned. One is a first time afternoon visit to a garden in North Nottinghamshire and of course at the end of the month, we have our annual Rose & Summer Flower Show. Details of both will be distributed shortly. We are also hoping to plan an event in July and this will be confirmed shortly.

Finally, for those interested in joining the Society and meet like-minded people come along to our event in May. The subscription is only £8 which gives you free entry to our speaker talks with refreshments. We also have a couple of member’s only events during the year.

Jean Powley

Gardening tip of the month: Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs.

Photos by Michael Dobbs