February meeting – Gardening myths

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Our talk on the 5th February will be by Ken Thompson, experienced ecologist and gardener and author of several books.  Ken will be talking to us about gardening lore and debunking some of the myths that many of us hold to be true.

The talk will start at 7:30pm at Colwall Village Hall with complimentary refreshments from 7pm.  Visitors are always welcome at £5 per ticket.  Membership is £15 per year payable in January, so if you didn’t renew your membership last month don’t forget to do it on the 5th February.

 

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January Meeting – Winter Gardens

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Our talk on the 8th January is courtesy of Jeff Bates, a professional horticulturalist,  who will be talking to us about creating interest in the winter garden through structure, colour and scent.

As ever the talk will commence at 7:30pm at Colwall Village Hall with complimentary refreshments from 7:00pm.

Visitors are always welcome at £5 per ticket.

Members are reminded that their annual membership, £15, is due at the January meeting.  New membership forms were handed out at the last meeting.  You can download a copy of the membership form here and spares will be available at the meeting but please arrive earlier than normal to allow time to renew your membership.

November Meeting – The Winter Garden

Our talk on the 6th November is courtesy of Andy McIndoe who is going to talk to us about Winter Gardens

Andy has over 40 years experience in retail and production horticulture. A regular contributor to a number of magazines, blogs and BBC Radio he lectures to gardening groups and societies at home and abroad, leads gardening tours and is consultant to well-known suppliers in the garden industry. He has been responsible for 25 consecutive Gold Medal winning exhibits at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Andy McIndoe on the Winter Garden.  Andy has over 40 years experience in retail and horticulture.

The talk will commence at 7:30pm at Colwall Village Hall but complimentary refreshments will be available from 7:00pm.  Visitors are always welcome and we charge £4 per visitors.  Membership is £12 a year and for those joining this month they will not need to renew their membership until January 2019.

We look forward to seeing you on the 6th November.

Percy Picton Memorial Lecture – Christine Walkden

 

We are delighted that Christine Walkden has agreed to deliver the 31st Percy Picton Memorial Lecture on the 2nd October 2017.

Whilst Christine is well known for her horticulture based media work, having presented on BBC Gardeners’ World, Christine’s Garden and Glorious Gardens from Above, plus countless other television and radio appearances, she also works freelance as a plantswoman and horticulturalist.  She works for a number of horticultural colleges and professional trade organisations; leads garden tours and field trips all around the world and has written many books on a wide range of gardening topics.  All of which means that her lecture entitled ‘The Life and Times of a Gardener’ should be fascinating.

The lecture is held annually by Wyche and Colwall Horticultural Society to raise funds for the Percy Picton Memorial Fund.  The charity gives financial support to local horticultural students.

Tickets for the lecture are £12 per person which includes refreshments.  Tickets can be purchased from Old Court Nursery and  John Goodwin Estate Agents both in Colwall.

The lecture will be held in Colwall Village Hall with refreshments available from 7pm and the lecture commencing at 7:30pm.

We do hope you will be able to join us for what should prove to be an entertaining evening.

 

 

September meeting – Autumn Containers

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At our meeting on the 4th September Mark Moir, of Newent Plant Centre, will demonstrate how to plant up Autumn Containers though probably without the pumpkins.

The meeting will commence at 7:30pm sharp with complimentary refreshments available from 7:00pm.  Visitors are always welcome and are charged £4 per meeting.  Annual membership is £12 which includes all standard monthly meetings with the exception of the October Percy Picton Memorial Lecture.

Talking of which don’t forget you will need a ticket for the 2nd October meeting at which Christine Walkden will be giving the Percy Picton Memorial Lecture.  Her topic is ‘The Life and Times of a Gardener’.  Tickets are £12 a head and can be bought at the September meeting, from John Goodwins in Colwall or from Old Court Nursery.

 

 

August meeting – Quiet Roads in Cornwall

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Our talk on the 7th August is by Adrian James who will take us for a wander down the ‘Quiet Roads in Cornwall’ no doubt to find some hidden garden gems.   Adrian is a gardener and plant photographer and his images are used in magazines and advertising.

As usual the talk will start at 7:30pm with complimentary refreshments available from 7:00pm.  Visitors are very welcome and we charge £4 per ticket.  For those interested in joining the society membership is £12 per year.  Our talks are held at Colwall Village Hall.

Don’t forget our Annual Show is the following Saturday (12th August) so please bring your donations for the tombola and produce stall.  If you are planning to enter the Show, and we do hoe you will, don’t forget to make sure your entry show is submitted by 5pm on Thursday 10th August (details on the Show Entry Form)

 

July Meeting – Charles Dowding

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Our talk on the 3rd July will be given by Charles Dowding, a proponent of the no dig organic growing movement. Charles will be talking to us about Gardening Myths which is the topic of his latest book. So if you would like an excuse not to clean your pots or an explanation as to whether you need crocks or not then come along and find out the answers to these questions and more.

As ever the talk will be at 7:30pm in Colwall Village Hall with complimentary refreshments from 7:00pm. Visitors are always welcome at a cost of £4 per ticket.  Members pay £12 a year which covers all the monthly meetings with the exception of the October Percy Picton Memorial Lecture.

The new members’ plant sales table has been so popular this year that it is continuing so please don’t forget to bring your plant donations.

Finally, we would welcome any donations of tombola prizes for the Summer Show.