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South Marston Gardening Club

Change to May’s Programme – Monday 15 May 2017 @ 7:30pm

There is a change to the Gardening Clubs May’s meeting date.  We will now meet on the 15th May (not 8th).  There is also a change to the speaker.  We now have Richard Cripps who will give a presentation on “Gardening for Wildlife“.

Richard trained with Bath Parks department, Cannington College Parks and was Superintendent with Trowbridge Council. He was Senior Lecturer at Lackham College Horticultural and Countryside Management. A Self-employed Garden and Estate Management.

For more information, please contact Angela Newton on 832034 or 07789068340.

Brilliant bonsais with South Marston Gardening Club

On Monday 3rd October the South Marston Gardening Club will be having a talk by Reg Bolton on “Bonsais”.

The talk includes how to start off a bonsai tree, how to grow bonsais and how to care for them.  Reg will bring along to the meeting a tree which he started off in 1969.  He has been growing Bonsais since 1966 and shows his Bonsais at Chelsea.  He is the founder member of Swindon and District Bonsai Society and he is the President of the European Bonsai Association.

The talk will take place on Monday 3rd October at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. New members are welcome.

Gardening Club Flower and Produce Show 2016

The South Marston Gardening Club is holding its annual Flower and Produce Show on Saturday 20 August 2016. The schedule of competition categories can be seen here:

Flower and produce show schedule 2016

Entry  forms are available from Mike New on 827807.

If showing off your home-grown produce appeals to you or you want to show off your cooking or flower arranging skills this is the place to do it.

There is also a children’s section, photography and craft sections, so what are you waiting for?

If you are not up to entering this year, then why not pop along to the Village Hall at 5pm to browse the entries and eye up the competition for next year!  There will be a raffle and auction of exhibits and produce at the end of the show.

 

Gardening Club: 2016 Meeting dates

As a general rule we meet every first Monday in the month but there are sometimes exceptions. We meet at 7:30pm in the Village Hall unless stated otherwise.

Monday 9 May: Speaker: Talk by Graeme Jago on “Trees in the Garden”. The talk will include things such as: selecting, buying, planting, siting and how long a tree will be around. Graeme has over 20 year’s horticultural experience.

Monday 6 June: Speaker: Talk by Bob or son Pete Briggs of Wanborough Herb Nursery. The talk will include how to grow herbs and how to cook with them. They bring with them a selection of herbs which will then be on sale at the end of the evening at £2 each.

Monday 4 July: BBQ at Catsbrain Farm @ 7pm. Ladies of the group to bring a salad, side or dessert.

Saturday 9 July: South Marston Fete @ 2pm. The Gardening Club stall would very much welcome contributions of: Plants, homemade preserves and cakes which will all be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mike New on 827807.

Saturday 20 August: Annual Flower and Produce Show (Schedule and application form available from Mike New).

Monday 5 September: A visit around a few gardens in South Marston before ending the evening with refreshments in one of the gardens.

Sunday 25 September: Annual outing: Coach trip to “Malvern Autumn Show”.

Monday 3 October: Speaker: Talk by Reg Bolton on “Bonsais”. The talk includes how to start off a tree, how to grow them and how to care for them. Reg will bring along to the meeting a tree which he started off in 1969. He has been growing Bonsais since 1966 and shows his bonsais at Chelsea. He is the founder member of Swindon and District Bonsai Society and he is the President of the European Bonsai Association.

No meeting in November

Monday 5 December: Christmas gardening quiz with food and wine.