OCTOBER MEETING “LATE SUMMER COLOUR” with ROBIN PEARCE on ZOOM.

Monday 5th October 2020 at 7.30 pm

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Due to Coronavirus restrictions we have had to cancel this year’s PPML. We are delighted to announce that Robin Pearce has agreed to talk about how we can ensure late summer colour in our gardens through the careful use of grasses, ferns and perennials. This is going ahead on Zoom (an online video app) on Monday 5th October at 7.30pm.

Robin Pearce is a very experienced nursery and plantsman. He is an exhibitor and show organiser with decades of judging horticultural exhibits.

If you haven’t already used Zoom as a means of staying in touch with family, friends or work colleagues over the lockdown period, it is easy to download for free onto a lap-top, computer, iPad or smartphone. Click on the link below from 7.25 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2211411489?pwd=RGsrWE93VTN2dWRCdlBWdTRZNDBPZz09

Alternatively, open the Zoom app and put in the

meeting ID: 221 141 1489

and password: gardens

We hope as many of you can join us as possible. Posters are up around the village and roundabouts. Please let others know as this is open to members and non members.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Enjoy the photographic entries for our virtual Summer Show.

To enjoy the photos, you can find them by following these 3 simple steps:

1) Click on the ‘links’ tab above.  

2) Click on paulpictonswebpatch.blog  

3) Click on Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and to Paul Picton for receiving the entries and has making it possible for us to view them. It’s been great fun.

SEPTEMBER MEETING IS ON ZOOM! “GARDENING FOR THE SOUL” AND VIRTUAL SUMMER SHOW CELEBRATION

 Monday 7th September 2020 at 7.30 pm

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We are very pleased to announce that our September speaker Gary Bristow, is giving his talk on “Gardening for the Soul” on Zoom on Monday 7th September. This is the talk published in this year’s programme

Gary will give us a look behind the scenes at the creation of the Macmillan Legacy Garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Show 2019. He will also explore the positive impact of gardens on our physical and mental well being. This subject has been widely discussed in recent months as people have found great satisfaction and benefit from being out in their gardens and in outside spaces during lock down.

Gary has won two RHS medals for his garden designs and writes articles about gardening and garden design.

Following on from Gary’s talk, we will celebrate our virtual summer show by sharing the photographic entries and revealing the winners.

If you haven’t already used Zoom as a means of staying in touch with family, friends or work colleagues over the lockdown period, it is easy to download for free onto a lap-top, computer, iPad or smartphone. Click on the link below from 7.20pm onwards.

Join Zoom Meeting

Alternatively, open the Zoom app and put in the

meeting ID: 899 2462 7908

and password: worms 

We hope as many of you can join us as possible. Posters are up around the village and roundabouts. Please let others know as this is open to members and non members.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Liz and the committee

VIRTUAL SUMMER SHOW 2020!

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Members of the WCHS and residents of Colwall, Mathon and Coddington are warmly invited to take part in our Virtual Summer Show!

We have had to cancel our Annual Flower and Produce Show this year due to the restrictions imposed upon us as a result of the Coronavirus. However, this doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our efforts in the garden and the home.

As this is a new venture for the organising committee, we hope you will bear with us if there are any hiccups! All entries to the virtual show are photographic. We appreciate that not everyone has the ability to take photos and send them off so we are happy for entrants to enlist the help of a friend or family member to help them.

There are 4 categories:

Flowers and Plants

Vegetables

Cookery

Children’s (children can still enter any of the other classes above)

Full details of classes and entry guidance can be found on the Annual Show page (see tab above). Details will also be found of how and where to send your photographs. Phone contacts for any queries can be found here too.

We have organised this show as a way of staying in touch with our members and developing our links with local residents. We hope you have fun in entering as many classes as you wish. There are no entry fees – and no money prizes or trophies.

We hope to put up a gallery of all the entries so keep an eye out on our website from Monday 7th September 2020.

We would love to celebrate all the entries and see who has won in each class in an online celebration on zoom. This will take place on Monday 7th September at 7.30pm. Details of how to join the meeting will be posted nearer the time.

We look forward to receiving your photos! Happy gardening and cooking!

WCHS committee

JULY MEETING IS ON ZOOM! TODAY “GARDENING FOR TOMORROW”

TONIGHT Monday 6th July 2020

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We are very pleased to announce that Ross’ talk on “Gardening for Tomorrow” is going ahead on Zoom (an online video app) TONIGHT Monday 6th July.

Ross will discuss how we can manage our gardens, improving their ecology and biodiversity. Ross is a member of the WCHS, works at the Old Court Nursery and is part of the Picton family. He is responsible for keeping the Picton garden looking its best and developing it alongside Helen.

If you haven’t already used Zoom as a means of staying in touch with family, friends or work colleagues over the lockdown period, it is easy to download for free onto a lap-top, computer, iPad or smartphone. Click on the link below from 7.20pm for a 7.30pm start.

Join Zoom Meeting

Alternatively, open the Zoom app and put in the

meeting ID: 864 7371 0973

and password: worms 

We hope as many of you can join us as possible. Posters are up around the village and roundabouts. Please let others know as this is open to members and non members.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Liz

JULY MEETING IS ON ZOOM! “GARDENING FOR TOMORROW”

Monday 6th July 2020

ross

We are very pleased to announce that Ross’ talk on “Gardening for Tomorrow” is going ahead on Zoom (an online video app) on Monday 6th July.

Ross will discuss how we can manage our gardens, improving their ecology and biodiversity. Ross is a member of the WCHS, works at the Old Court Nursery and is part of the Picton family. He is responsible for keeping the Picton garden looking its best and developing it alongside Helen.

If you haven’t already used Zoom as a means of staying in touch with family, friends or work colleagues over the lockdown period, it is easy to download for free onto a lap-top, computer, iPad or smartphone. Click on the link below from 7.20pm for a 7.30pm start.

Join Zoom Meeting

Alternatively, open the Zoom app and put in the

meeting ID: 864 7371 0973

and password: worms 

We hope as many of you can join us as possible. Posters are up around the village and roundabouts. Please let others know as this is open to members and non members.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Liz

Peonies: An Article For Everyone To Enjoy

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Good morning,

I am very pleased to tell you that Paul Picton’s article about Peonies is ready for us all to enjoy. As we had to cancel our June meeting Paul kindly offered to write soemthing for us on this subject.

Entitled ‘The Peony an Aristocrat of the Flower Garden’, you can find it by following these 3 simple steps:

1) Click on the ‘links’ tab above.
3) Click on Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society on the 3rd line down.
If you know of any members who have not subscribed to receive this notification, please let them know that the article can be found via the WCHS website. Please let friends and family aware of it too.
This is a wonderful article full of  interesting information and facts. It is of course, illustrated with many fabulous photographs and illustrations.
On behalf of all us who will receive great pleasure in reading this article, I would like to say thank you very much indeed to Paul for all his efforts in writing it for us.
Liz

June’s meeting is cancelled. However….

Dear Members,

Unfortunately, it is no surprise that we have to cancel our June meeting about Peonies and Irises. However, Paul Picton and Helen are working on an article about Peonies which will be posted on Paul’s blog/website. As with last month’s article by Victoria Summerley, this will be accessed via the link on our WCHS website. I will let you know when it is ready.

If you are regular viewers of BBC 2 Gardener’s World, some of you may have seen an episode featuring our June speaker, Susannah Applegate. If you didn’t catch it, I can recommend you watching it on BBC iplayer: 2020: Episode 5. It is a lovely piece and Susannah’s love of and enthusiasm for growing Peonies comes through. It contains some interesting information too. If you don’t want to watch the whole episode, her piece begins about 13 minutes in.

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I will be in touch soon when Paul’s article is ready to enjoy.  In the meantime, if you receive this notification through your email, can you check with other members and friends to see if they do. If not, please can you remind them that they simply need to click to subscribe on the WCHS website.

Enjoy the weather!

Liz Thomas

 

 

PPMF PLANT SALES

Good morning members,

I am pleased to inform you that Kay is planning a plant sale today, Sunday from the top of her drive! As usual proceeds are going to the PPMF. If you are travelling in the direction of Malvern from Colwall on the Wells Rd, Kay’s house is on the right hand side just before Daniel’s car garage/petrol station. Look out for a sign. I hear you can’t miss it!

Kay is setting some plants out this morning with an honesty box but will be manning the stall from 1.30 pm with the help of Elaine, her next door neighbour. I know Kay has already collected over £100 from previous sales in recent weeks.

If members have any plants to donate to the sale, please take them along (named and priced if possible). Kay would appreciate any donations and might hold another sale tomorrow.

On behalf of all the members of the WCHS, I would like to extend our thanks to Kay and Heather and all those who support them, for their continued efforts and time in growing, nurturing and selling plants for the PPMF.

Heather has been able to sell many of plants via a third party and raised an amazing £270 which has been sent to our treasurer!! Many thanks indeed.

I hope some of you will manage to pop along to the sale. A plant bought today might help produce a beautiful arrangement like the one below!

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Best wishes

 

Liz Thomas

‘COTSWOLDS GARDENS’

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‘COTSWOLDS GARDENS’ by Victoria Summerley

Dear members,
Due to the cancellation of her talk about ‘Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds’ this month, Victoria Summerley has written an article especially for members of the WCHS.
I am pleased to announce that this article is now available to read. Paul Picton has kindly put it on his blog. To find it, follow these 3 simple steps:
1) Click on the ‘links’ tab above.
3) Click on Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society on the 3rd line down.
If you know of any members who have not subscribed to receive this notification, please let them know that the article can be found via the WCHS website.
I hope you enjoy reading Victoria’s article and looking at her photos.
Best wishes
Liz Thomas and the committee