UPDATE: AGM 2020 and ‘Winter Beauties’ talk by Duncan Coombs. Monday 7th December 2020.

The Treasurer’s report 2020 and WCHS Accounts 2020 are now available to view on the AGM tab above.

Just to remind you, the AGM starts at 7pm – members only. We need as many members to join us as possible please. Once the AGM is over, I will admit others to join us for the talk. Log in details below.

There is a vacancy for a new committee so please get in touch with Liz Thomas or any of the committee members if you are interested. Please give this careful consideration as it is important that we find someone to take Geraldine’s place. Contact details can be found on the 2020 yellow programme or email WCHS 1942@aol.com.

The AGM will be followed at 7.30 pm by Duncan Coombs’ talk on ‘Winter Beauties’. This is open to non-members as well as members of the WCHS. Please log in to zoom anytime after 7.25 pm.

ZOOM MEETING DETAILS

Meeting ID: 837 0993 9687

Password: snowdrop

Or click on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83709939687?pwd=aHJMRVhOa2E2NFJuRldXbStjMVR5UT09

Looking forward to seeing you there!

AGM 2020 and December’s talk: ‘WINTER BEAUTIES’ by Duncan Coombs on zoom, Monday 7th December.

As usual, our AGM is being held prior to our monthly meeting on Monday 7th December at 7 pm on zoom. We are posting all the relevant paperwork on the website so that members can read it before the meeting. If you have any matters arising or would like to send your apologies, then you can email me, Liz Thomas, Chairman at: WCHS1942@aol.com.

AGM paperwork can be viewed in the AGM 2020 page found on the tab at the top of the page. Please note, the Treasurer’s report will be posted as soon as it is available.

COMMITTEE VACANCY: we have a vacancy for a committee member as Geraldine Yates is stepping down from the committee. We would love to hear from any member who is happy to come on board. Please get in touch via email or ring me. My phone number is on the yellow 2020 programme.

The AGM will start at 7 pm and will be followed by Duncan Coombs’ talk at 7.30 pm. Duncan is known to the Society and is a passionate plantsman and RHS advisor at Pershore College. He is an inspirational speaker and his talk will look at the plants and plant associations that can be produced in gardens planted for winter colour interest.

ZOOM MEETING DETAILS:

AGM starts at 7pm – members only. We need as many members to join us as possible please. Once the AGM is over, I will admit others to join us for the talk.

Talk starts at 7.30pm. This is open to non members too.

Log in details:

Meeting ID: 837 0993 9687

Password: snowdrop

or click on the link below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83709939687?pwd=aHJMRVhOa2E2NFJuRldXbStjMVR5UT09

Looking forward to seeing you!

“NEW ZEALAND: PLANTS AND GARDENS” with Will Stranger. November’s meeting is on Zoom

Monday 2nd November 2020 at 7.30 pm

November’s meeting is a change from the published programme. We are very happy to announce that Will Stranger has agreed to give us an overview of his encounters of the native plants and gardens of NZ. Will spent a year in NZ which was sponsored by the RHS and The Merlin Trust.

Will has plenty of gardening experience and has worked at The Savill Gardens and at Kiftsgate. He is academically well qualified and has had articles published by the RHS and The Hardy Plant Society.

Join us on Zoom by clicking 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 on your device and put in the:

Meeting ID: 221 141 1489
Password: gardens
We hope as many of you will be able to join us. Please let others know as this is open to members and non members.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

LATE SUMMER COLOUR

Robin Pearce

Don’t forget to join us on Monday 5th October at 7.30 pm on Zoom for an entertaining evening’s talk. Robin will give us ideas and advice on how to have our own late summer colour in our gardens.

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

‘Longacre’ on Evendine Lane

Also, check out the NGS website for details of a local garden opening its gate to visitors in October and next Spring.

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!

 

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