Meeting – Thurs 1st Nov – Bumblebees

Short-haired Bumblebee – courtesy of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Dr Nikki Gammans has been working since 2009 to reintroduce short-haired bumblebees to the UK.

Her illustrated talk, Gardening for Bumblebees, will tell us how vital insects are as pollinators and what we can do in our gardens to attract them in.

Do come and join us.  Click on the notice for more details.



Forgot to remind everyone about the Photo Competition!  Winners selected by popular vote.

(1)  Family Pets
(2)  Transport
(3)  Exhibitor’s Choice

7″ x 5″ maximum size.     £5 garden token to each class winner.


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Meeting – 4th October

Having retired as Head Gardener from Mill Court, near Alton in Hampshire, Geoff Hawkins now finds himself  with a smaller garden space to manage.  His talk From 30 acres to 30 Square Yards covers that transition.  It will be interesting to see what kind of plants he uses in his now small garden compared to those on a big estate.

Usual time, usual place – click the notice for more details.

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Meeting – Thurs 6th September – Bring and Buy Sale and Patio Gardening

We start with a Bring and Buy Sale in the Village Hall from 7 pm – all takings into club funds.

Then we have Steve Bradley, whose several decades of horticultural lecturing and experience will give us tips on using containers with fruit, flowers, and vegetables in his illustrated talk on Patio Gardening.  Steve has been to SADGA before and you are guaranteed to learn a lot.

Click on the notice for more details.

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2018 Summer Grass Roots [#34]

Here’s the latest Grass Roots brochure from the RHS:

2018 Summer Grass Roots [#34]

which includes –

  • Groups growing greener
  • Community campaigning tips
  • Creating a dry garden
  • Projects for a changing climate
  • Growing tomorrow’s gardeners
  • Why Britain is blooming
  • A loo with a view



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Meeting 2nd August – Wetlands and Waterways – Nigel Choat

10 River Test

A keen wildlife photographer, Nigel Choat has been taking photos for over 30 years.  Come and see the wide range of his pictures to illustrate his talk Wetlands and Waterways.

It is also time to bring in your Club Challenge plants – £5 garden token to the winner.

Usual time, usual place.  Click on the notice to bring up the details.  

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Meeting 5th July – Gardens of Surrey with Cherrill Sands

  Titsey Place (17th century) – this is the walled garden – is one of the gardens Cherrill Sands will discuss when she gives her talk on Gardens of Surrey.


From formal 17th century examples to pleasure grounds of the 18th century, through Arts & Crafts delights to some modern designs of the 20th century. The talk will include Albury, Painshill, Titsey Place and the Guildford Roof Garden by Geoffrey Jellicoe.

Usual time, usual place – click notice to enlarge.



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Meeting 7th June – Heathers talk by John Hall

 RHS Wisley Gardens are completely revamping their heather area – it all looks very exciting. Right is calluna vulgaris ‘Golden Feather’.

Next meeting:  Thursday 7th June.  This will be a light hearted but informative talk about how heathers are produced.  Why you can, and should, grow heathers in your garden.  When to trim (with practical demonstration) and how to plant heathers in the garden and in containers.  Plants will be available to purchase.

Usual time and place – 7.15 for 7.30 pm at the Village Hall.  Click on the notice to enlarge.

This meeting is the closing date for our outing in July – please bring your relevant monies.  Thanks.

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