On Monday 16th May many of us were reminded of what life was like years ago with a talk by Pamela Clement on “Life from Victorian times onwards.”
She commented on the reasons why our ancestors cabbages grew so well ( something to do with having no inside toilets) and how everyday products were used as “cure alls” inside the house and in the garden.
On Monday 4th July we will hold our annual B.B.Q. at Catsbrain Farm for all our members ( the usual bring your own plate etc applies.) Entertainment will be by OK Reunited. Please remember the earlier start time of 7:00pm.
August brings the Annual Flower Show.
On Saturday 20th August is the Flower Show. Any members of the village or the gardening club can show their produce.
Whether you have a small or large garden everyone has something to show. Schedules will be available at the B.B.Q. or from Mike on 827807.
If you know anything about fruit trees then I would really appreciate your help to solve my pest problem:
Every year for the last 4 years, my Cooking Apple Tree has been afflicted with the same pest. Sometimes we get one or two apples growing but they don’t get to a good size and drop off before they are ready.
The Conference Pear Tree on the same wall is thriving and we are expecting a huge crop against next year.
Both our trees are espalier and cut back at the end of each season. We have also tried leaving out apple until the spring before cutting back, but it made no difference.
Our October meeting was spent in the company of Joe and Margaret from Sainsbury’s. They gave us an insight into how fruit and veg is sourced by the company. Did you know that Sainsbury’s sell 200 million British apples a year. After the talk we all had a taste of both usual and unusual fruits from around the world.
On Monday 7th December we will be able to have a go at making our own Christmas wreath under the watchful eye of our demonstrator Toni Cumming. For a change, refreshments will be mince pies and mulled wine.
Please remember our members social evening on Monday 4th January 2010. It’s the usual format of a plate of food and the earlier start time of 7:00pm. Live entertainment will be provided along with drinks.