Change of Speaker – April Meeting


Unfortunately Clive Bevan is unable to join us on the 7th April as our speaker.  However, we are pleased that Mick Poultney has agreed to step in and provide us with a talk on growing vegetables for showing.

Mick is Chair of the West Midland District Association of the National Vegetable Society, Abbey Road Allotments, Colley Gate Gardening Club & Dudley Horticultural Advisory Council.  For those of you considering entering the vegetable classes in the Society’s Annual Show on the 9th August, and we hope there will be lots of you, this is the talk for you so come along and get some prize-winning tips.

The talk starts at 7:30pm in Colwall Village Hall and is free to members or £4 for visitors.  Refreshments are available free of charge from 7pm.





April Meeting – Vegetables for Showing


Its time to start thinking about growing vegetables for the show table and especially our Annual Summer Show on the 9th August. To help our members with tips and advice we have arranged for Clive Bevan to talk to us on 7th April  about growing vegetables for showing including Giant Vegetables.

To also warm us up for the show season, April sees the annual Michael Jefferson-Brown spring flowering bulb competition.

There are two classes:
1. Pot or container of flowering bulbs, corms or tubers growing in the pot/container
2. Vase/container of cut flowers grown from bulbs, corms or tubers

So why not have a go with some daffodils from the garden.

The meeting is held as usual in Colwall Village Hall on the 7th April with the talk commencing at 7:30pm.  There are free refreshments available from 7:00pm.  Entry to the talk is free for members and £4 for visitors, who are very welcome.

Members Open Gardens – March 2014

16th March (2 – 5)Little Malvern Court

10 acres attached to former Benedictine Priory, magnificent views over Severn Valley.  Gardens rooms and terrace around house designed and planted in early 1980s; chain of lakes; wide variety of spring bulbs, flowering trees and shrubs.  Notable collection of old-fashioned roses.  Topiary hedge and fine trees.  Opening for the NGS 16th March and 5th May (2-5).  Also open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 16th April to 17th July (2:15 – 5:00)

29th and 30th March – Coddington Vineyard

5 acres including 2 acre vineyard, listed farmhouse, threshing barn and cider mill.  Garden with terraces, wild flower meadow, woodland with masses of spring bulbs, pond and stream.  Unusual perennials, trees and shrubs.  Open 29th & 30th March for NGS (12:30 – 4:00)