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.


Gardeners Question Time – 16th May 2016


In a new feature to the annual programme we will be hosting a Gardeners’ Question Time on the 16th May 2016.

Sadly it isn’t the BBC4 edition but I am sure that we will be very well served by Reg Moule, who many of you will know from his Sunday gardening programme on BBC Hereford and Worcester.  The panel will comprise: Paul Picton (Old Court Nursery), Ross Barbour (Old Court Nursery & former Head Gardener at Ragley Hall) and Louisa Arbuthnott (Stone House Garden & Nursery) and they will endeavour to answer whatever gardening questions you choose to present them. You are welcome to bring plant material if it will help you ask your question. However, to give them a bit of a chance we would welcome some questions in advance, as well as on the night.  You can email your question to Hugh Thomas (hughthomas29ml@aol.

The event will take place at Colwall Village Hall on the 16th May starting at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm). Tickets are £3 purchased at the door

The event is open to all, members of the society and visitors

September meeting – The Invaders


Our talk on the 7th September will be given by John Scrace, Plant Pathologist and is entitled ‘The Invaders’!  John will talk about the problems posed by plants and trees alien to this country.

The talk starts at 7:30 with complimentary refreshments from 7pm.  Come early and take the opportunity to chat with others about your garden and queries you might have.

We meet on the first Monday of the month at Colwall Village Hall.  Visitors are very welcome at a charge of £4 and membership is £12 a year which covers all meetings aside from the annual Percy Picton Memorial Lecture in October.