Next event -

4 July  

HYROPONICS -

future gardening

An easy soil-free technique for propagatingand raising all kinds of plants

7.45 for 8pm - Colerne Village Hall

To add or update information on these pages please

email Bob: bob@peartreestudios.co.uk

2019 PROGRAMME 

7 February        

AGM 7.30pm followed by

Conservation in our Village by Mike Rogers and Social Evening with wine and nibbles.

Competition: A Floral Valentine

                        

7 March    

Great Foliage Plants

Speaker: John Tucker, ex Prior Park Garden Centre

 Competition: Three Evergreen Stems

 

4 April    

VISIT to the Gardens of Abbey CANCELLED

House, Malmesbury SN169AS

Cost £8; meet at 1.45 for 2.00pm start

 

9 May        

Nature’s Poisoners

Speaker: Lynda Warren; freelance writer

Competition: Three spring flowers

 

6 June  

Visit:  Bristol Botanic Gardens

Admission £5: refreshments available

Meet 1.45 for 2.00pm start.

 

29 June

Plant Stall for National Armed Forces Day at Colerne Primary School: 12.00 -4.00 pm. Come and see our Club activity with the children in the Shed and Kitchen Garden.

 

30 June    

Plant Stall for National Armed Forces Day at Colerne Primary School details to be announced

 

4 July        

Speaker: Peter Chicken: ex lecturer in Lackham

 

26 July    

Set up for Colerne Show 6 – 7.30 pm Volunteers needed

27 July    

Colerne Flower, Crafts & Produce Show

August/September - No meeting in the Village Hall

7 September

COACH TRIP: Dyffryn Gardens near Cardiff (National Trust). Details to be announced.

14 September

COFFEE MORNING/Bring and Buy (garden themed)

 24 Watergates: 10.30-12.00

 

3 October

Speaker: Jane Moore - Head Gardener at Bath Priory Hotel

Competition: An Autumn Photograph

7 November

Lime Tolerant Plants

Speaker: Terry Baker of the Botanic Nursery Atworth. 

Competition: 3 bonfire themed cakes: Recipe at Oct meeting

6 December

Gardening Club Christmas Meal - To be arranged.

9 January 2020

Gardens and Landscapes of Japan: Nick Wray, Curator, Bristol Botanic Gardens

Competition A Winter Photograph

Gardening at school

Since Easter 2016 a team of volunteers have been busy with a new gardening project at Colerne Primary School.   Club member and school governor Ffion Prestidge invited us to take on her previous year’s work, encouraged by Head teacher Rob Parsons.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays Years 1-5 have hoed, raked, sown, potted, watered and weeded, growing  vegetables in eight raised beds.   They harvested for the school kitchen strawberries, spinach, baby turnips, radishes, rocket, courgettes, potatoes and beetroot with some marigold flowers for salad – and took some home.   They tasted fresh chives, courgettes, spinach, several kinds of salad and nasturtium leaves – and were often pleasantly surprised.

 

The children have all been amazingly ready to have a go and enthusiastic in learning new skills and we made £25 selling vegetables at the school gate which will buy more seeds this year. Showing them where the food they eat comes from and how to grow it is massively important for their health – and outdoor activity is something they really enjoy.

So we are always looking for new volunteers to help us develop and sustain the programme, and if you have an odd morning to spare, please email Cleo at -

cleowittsaunders@gmail.com.

Welcome….

…to your local Garden Club.  Here, the love of gardening is well and truly alive in all its forms -  flowers, vegetables, shrubs, trees, landscape, garden design and history, we love them ALL.

 

We have a thriving membership, so why not join us and enjoy sharing a common interest?  You’ll hear talks by horticultural experts, visit gardens of wonder and beauty and share in our many activities, such as the Seed Swap and Plant Sale. Our annual Colerne Show provides a marvellous opportunity for adults and children alike to show off their talents for gardening, flower arranging, cookery, handicrafts and photography. We also run a lovely gardening project with the Primary School. 

 

The annual subscription is £17 and there’s something for everyone to enjoy and take part in:   

    ▪    Lectures and visits

    ▪    Membership

    ▪    The Show

    ▪    Gardening at School

    ▪    Gallery

    ▪    Contact us                                                              Follow us on

 

LECTURES AND VISITS for 2019

We have inspirational speakers lined up for 2019 and some lovely summer garden visits, as well as our plant sale, annual Colerne Flower, Craft and Produce Show and school activities.

ALL TALKS are FREE to members at 7.45 for 8.00pm at COLERNE VILLAGE HALL, unless specified. Members are free but visitors pay £3.00, refreshments included:  everyone is welcome. 

SUMMER VISITS:

for more information contact Wendy James at chancecott@:hotmail.com 

Gardening Club Committee

 

Chairman - Cleo Saunders: 743438

Treasurer - Christine Rogers: 744290

Secretary - Sue Reid: 742654

Programme - Jackie Bull: 744207

   

Sarah Edmonds: 742837

Kathleen Hall: 743561

Ann Matthews: 743534

Wendy Plank: 742987

Daphne Reason: 743033

Contact us at: cleowittsaunders@gmail.com